How to start a non-profit organization

Five things to do before you form the entity

It always starts with an idea: you want to solve a problem in your community, conduct research into a disease, or raise awareness of an important issue. As the solution unfolds, you realize you need to raise funds to turn that dream into a reality. At this point, many visionaries jump to filing for tax-exempt status.

Before you take another step toward forming a non-profit organization, stop. We’ve set up hundreds of non-profit organizations, seeing many succeed while others failed. We put together a guide to five things all non-profit founders should do before filling out any paperwork to help you get started on the path to success.

In this free download, you’ll learn:

  • How to research the viability of your idea
  • What goes into a non-profit business plan
  • What to look for when building a board of directors
  • And much more!

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