Is your nonprofit getting ready to seek grant funding? This workshop sponsored by Seattle Public Library will help you learn how to get started!
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Starting a nonprofit organization can be an inspiring way to give back to your community and help those in need. However, it is important to understand all of the steps...
Advantages Tax exemption/deduction: Organizations that qualify as public charities under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) are eligible for federal exemption from payment of corporate income tax. Once exempt from this tax,...
Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action.
A nonprofit is an organization that isn’t run for the purpose of making a profit for its leaders. With a nonprofit, you have the power to help more people, and...
The decision to convert from for-profit to nonprofit status in the United States involves more than simply filing to become tax-exempt. First, you need to consider whether your current business...
It can be hard to navigate the nonprofit world—so many terms are used to define mission-driven organizations working for community good. Let’s define some of these terms and share a bit about...
Incorporation is typically the first formal step in creating a nonprofit organization. To incorporate your nonprofit, you will need to file articles of incorporation with the appropriate state agency. Before...
Despite the size of the $1.5 trillion nonprofit sector in the U.S. - nearly 10% of the economy - nonprofits are subject to rather minimal independent professional scrutiny beyond annual...
This post was originally published on the Candid Blog. In my experience, the number one question people ask about starting a nonprofit is what seems like the obvious one: what forms...
"How do I start a nonprofit" is one of the top three questions that visitors ask us. This is not surprising: With more than 23 million pages online to answer...
Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess your readiness.
Veteran fundraiser John F. O'Kane, CFRE, discusses how to create a business plan and to structure a program plan to enhance your organization's effectiveness.
Author and consultant Robert Zimmerman explains the roles and responsibilities of successful boards and offers practical tips in recruiting, orienting, and working with board members.
Tom O'Brien, Program Manager of Neighborhood Connections at The Cleveland Foundation, will present ways that organizations can bring in their first dollars and begin to fundraise for their future.
Learn how to draft the certificate of incorporation, hold organizational meetings, adopt bylaws, and apply to the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c) (3) status.
According to CharityLawyer's Ellis Carter, an Arizona lawyer specializing in nonprofit law: The corporation should be incorporated somewhere that is connected to its activities. Consider where the board members reside, where funds are raised,...
Can I get funding for my nonprofit while I am in the process of incorporating or getting tax-exempt status?https://learning.candid.org/resources/knowledge-base/fundraising-during-the-incorporation-process/
Technically, yes. However, your initial support probably will not come from foundation grants since most institutional funders generally require proof of 501(c)(3) status and prefer to support organizations with a...
This is another question that visitors often have for our Ask Us team. Curiously, I've had a hard time finding a succinct answer to this seemingly simple question. Corporate attorney...
Choices in Childbirth was founded in 2004 by a passionate New York City-based doula who wanted to improve maternity care. The organization launched with one founding funder and a...
Learn how to get incorporated, secure your 501(c)(3) status, register your charity for fundraising, and more, with attorneys from the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP of New York City. Presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public interest.
In this session, panelists Alvin J. Donius, Elaine Grogan Luttrull, and Fran Smyth explain the components of a professional business plan for nonprofits.
The board acts as trustee of the organization's assets and ensures that the nonprofit is well managed and remains fiscally sound. In doing so, the board must exercise proper oversight...
This post was originally published on Schulman Consulting’s blog. In the first post in this series, we covered some of the basics around fiscal sponsorship and described the two of...
A continuación le ofrecemos ingredientes fundamentales en la creación de una organización sin fines de lucro: una misión que demuestre el propósito benéfico de la organización, su enfoque y valores...
Consultant Oliver Tessier will explain the importance of distilling your message and offer ways to engage your board and staff in developing statements they can own.
You've got a brilliant idea for a nonprofit. You've done your research, gathered your team, and even have a lead on some funding. Someone suggests fiscal sponsorship as a...
Starting your own nonprofit is exciting, but navigating state and IRS requirements is a significant challenge. Nonprofit founders face a long list of applications and paperwork to properly establish...
Learn how the use of LLCs (limited liability companies) in fiscal sponsorship can provide benefits of 501c3 status to nonprofit startup projects while limiting the fiscal sponsor’s liability, from attorneys Steven R. Chiodini and Gregory L. Colvin.
Quiero aprender más sobre instalaciones compartidas entre organizaciones sin fines de lucro. ¿Cómo consigo información sobre estas oportunidades?https://learning.candid.org/resources/knowledge-base/instalaciones-compartidas-shared-spaces/
Compartir instalaciones o espacios de oficina (y otros recursos) puede disminuir sus costos operativos y ayudar a que su organización sea más eficiente en la administración de sus finanzas....