Start-up guides

  • Harbor Business Compliance

    How to Start a Non-Profit Organization in Maryland

    If you’re looking to start a Maryland nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. This guide will help you file formation documents, obtain tax identification numbers, and register for fundraising.

  • Community Law Center

    How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Maryland

    A guide for general audiences to the legal and organizational issues relating to starting a new nonprofit organization and obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS. The manual is available for purchase from the Community Law Center.

  • Maryland Nonprofits

    Starting a Nonprofit

    Information related to starting a nonprofit in Maryland. Includes a link to a checklist. The association also offers a fee-based startup package.

  • Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

    Starting a Nonprofit

    Scroll down the capacity building page to the "Start a Nonprofit" section, which includes links such as a start-up checklist, funding resources and nonprofit research sites.

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