Legal Registration: Things to Consider Before Registering Your Groundup
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ABOUT THE EVENT
You’ve seen your groundup grow from mere ideas into a fully-functioning group that serves the community. No longer executing the vision alone, many have come on board to support your cause. With an increasing number of hours being put into the work, thoughts about officially registering the groundup quickly form, accompanied by questions and uncertainties.
Do I really have to register my groundup? What does registering my groundup entail? What legal entity do I want my groundup to become, and how can I make an informed decision?
In this online session, leaders who have been there and done that share their knowledge and unique experiences with legalities.
- The pros, cons and challenges of registering a groundup
- Leaders, their organisations, and their registration journeys
- Different perspectives and motivations that led to their decision to register
- The details of legal registration and what these leaders wish they knew beforehand
Things to prepare:
- Pre-session reads:
- A stable network connection
- A Zoom-enabled device
Abhishek Bajaj, 6th Sense (Groundup → CLG → Groundup): Abhishek Bajaj is a co-founder of 6th Sense, a volunteer group focussing on self-expression programmes for children and mother's self-care programme for lower-income families in Kebun Baru.
Asher Low, Limitless (Groundup → Social Enterprise → CLG → Charity): Asher is the founder of Limitless, a non-profit organisation that was founded on the desire to give every youth the opportunity to live out their true potential. Limitless puts an end to powerlessness caused by poverty, mental illness, & social inequality.
Jen Macapagal, Race2Share (Groundup → Society): Jen founded Race2Share with a goal to raise funds in support of cause-based organisations through sports. They then started working to empower Foreign Domestic Workers through equal access to sports activities like Dragon-boating, cycling, and running.
Jen Goh, Hopefull (Groundup): Jen runs Hopefull, a ground-up initiative that collaborates with their network of local expertise to gather and create engaging educational resources for children and youths from low-income families.