Start-up guides

  • Harbor Business Compliance

    How to Start a Non-Profit Organization in Virginia

    If you’re looking to start a Virginia nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. This guide will help you file formation documents, get set up for taxes, and obtain authority to solicit donations.

  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence

    Starting a Nonprofit Toolkit

    Have a great idea and wondering if a nonprofit structure makes sense? Looking to understand what being a nonprofit actually entails? This toolkit will help you assess whether or not launching a nonprofit is the right thing to do. It will also tell you what your next steps should be!

  • University of Richmond School of Law

    Starting a Nonprofit: What You Need to Know

    Students in the Law of Nonprofit Organizations class at the University of Richmond created this manual on how to start a nonprofit organization in Virginia.

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