Starting a Nonprofit Articles

How to Start a NonProfit: 501c3 Application & State Registrations

[custom_frame_right shadow="on"]501c3 Tax Exemption[/custom_frame_right] This is the fourth part in a five-part series on how to start a nonprofit organization. Keep in mind that the sequence in which you complete these tasks may vary, but each is important.  This post will explore the steps involved in applying for 501c3 tax exemption and state and local permits. 501c3 Tax Exemption 1. Prepare IRS Form 1023

2022-03-04T11:29:14-05:00

How to Start a Nonprofit: Formation & Organizational Process

[custom_frame_right shadow="on"]Nonprofit Organization Process[/custom_frame_right] This is the third part in a five-part series on how to start a nonprofit organization. Keep in mind that the sequence in which you complete these tasks may vary, but each is important.  This post will explore the steps involved in Formation and Organizational Process. 1.  Identify legal, accounting, and insurance advisors experienced in nonprofit matters: Starting a nonprofit is different than starting a business.  Different rules, different roles, and different reasons.  Make certain your professional help knows the difference!

2022-03-04T11:29:46-05:00

How to Start a Nonprofit: Concept Development

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"]Nonprofit Concept Development[/custom_frame_left] This is the second part in a five-part series on how to start a nonprofit organization. Keep in mind that the sequence in which you complete these tasks may vary, but each is important.  This post will explore the steps involved in Concept Development. 1.  Draft Mission and Vision Statements:  A good mission statement describes exactly what your organization does in just 2-3 sentences and serves as the cornerstone of your developing programs.

2022-03-04T07:59:31-05:00

How to Start a Nonprofit: Research & Discovery

[custom_frame_right shadow="on"]How to Start a Nonprofit[/custom_frame_right] This is the first post in a five-part series on how to start a nonprofit organization. Keep in mind that the sequence in which you complete these tasks may vary, but each is important.  This post will explore the initial phase of Research and Discovery. 1.  Research and assess the need to be addressed:  What is it exactly that you want to achieve through your nonprofit organization?  Shelters for abandoned pets?

2022-03-04T08:04:40-05:00
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