Starting A Nonprofit Organization
- 50 State Nonprofit Startup Guide
This guide from Harbor Compliance will help you choose a nonprofit structure, file formation documents, register for taxes, and register for fundraising in all 50 states.
- 501(c)(3) - To Be or Not to Be?
For most fledgling organizations, the process of forming a nonprofit corporation is fraught with confusion. To help demystify these complicated procedures, attorney Anthony Mancuso has written a step-by-step guide that lays out the basic principles of nonprofit incorporation. Appeared in Summer 1996 issue of The Grantsmanship Center Magazine.
- BoardSource: Q & A
BoardSource provides valuable information on the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board in its Q & A section. This section includes sample job descriptions for a board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer
- How to Start a Nonprofit: Sample Bylaws
An excellent sample document for would-be nonprofits, by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
From the IRS - Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits
- National Association of Secretaries of State
Includes a list of links by state for the Secretary of State. This is the office where you would typically file Articles of Incorporation for a nonprofit organization.
- Unified Registration Statement (URS)
An effort to consolidate the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions.