How to start a non-profit organization

Forming the entity and applying for tax-exempt status

If you’ve done your research and created a strong, workable plan for your non-profit organization, you’re ready to form a legal entity and apply for tax-exempt status.

Download our free guide to the basic steps you’ll need to take:
  • Preparing and filing articles of incorporation
  • Writing smart bylaws
  • Creating governance policies
  • Obtaining a tax identification number
  • Applying for tax-exempt status

The work you do in the set-up process will have ramifications for your organization for many years to come. Complete the form below to access your free download now.

If you haven’t downloaded Part I, Five things to do before forming the entity, we highly recommend starting there. 

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