Do You Want to Start A Nonprofit?
Here are a series of posts detailing some of the issues to consider when starting a nonprofit organization! This is intended to provide an overview of the process to give you an idea of the time and costs involved in starting up a nonprofit.
SHOULD I Start a Nonprofit? – Some things to consider before starting a nonprofit.
This article from the Foundation Center is a great overview of the legal issues concerning nonprofits. Some good points to consider.
The Paper Trail Begins – How to get started with the legal formation of your organization.
Your By-laws, Your Backbone – Arguably the most important step you can take: drafting your by-laws.
Let the Fun Begin – Completing Your IRS Application – Organization and Focus is the key to a successful 1023 Application.
Keeping Your Nonprofit – The final phase: How to keep your organization functioning.
If you’ve got something to add to this process, please share! Did I miss anything? Do you have a creative solution or additional item you did with your start up? Share your story!
Thanks for following along on this series. The purpose is to provide a general overview of the process of starting a nonprofit, primarily in Maryland. Be sure to check with the regulations and agencies in your own state. I am not a lawyer or a CPA, just a gal who loves the nonprofit sector and has helped birth several nonprofits. If you need legal advice, seek professional advice from a lawyer or accountant.