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Putting the Pieces Together-Nonprofit Development

by Carrie Roberts

Growing a nonprofit is the title for a podcast series we will produce in coming months.  There is a real need for nuts and bolts information for people starting out in the sector; most nonprofit startups need help with management and development.  According to a Stanford study, over 50,000 nonprofits start up every year http://www.stanford.edu/~sdsachs/AnythingGoesPACS1109.pdf.  That is a whole lot of folks, many in pursuit of causes without knowing much at all about starting companies.

Some people don’t realize that a nonprofit organization is actually a corporation; it is a corporation that doesn’t make a profit.  A nonprofit is indeed a business that must conform to rules specific to the state in which you do business. You need to complete the following paperwork to start a nonprofit legally:

Articles of Incorporation

Bylaws

Board of Directors Roster

IRS Exemption Application (Form 1023)

State Exemption Forms

Operating Budget

Mission Statement

Program Outlines

We will discuss each of these in-depth in future blog posts and podcasts. We’ll explain the importance of each form and how to complete it. If, in the meantime, you have questions or concerns regarding startup of a nonprofit, please contact us.

Keep up the good work…what you do really does matter!

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For the Charitable Community

Beverly Molander of Unity Online Radio interviewed Carrie Roberts on the air. Carrie talked about the financial challenges that nonprofits face and she explained important issues for nonprofit start-ups. Carrie and Beverly discussed the mission of For The Charitable Community, and Carrie explained what makes the upcoming Fearless Fundraising webinar unique. Listen here: Unity Online Radio Interview.

For The Charitable Community in the news: Our own Carrie Roberts was a guest on The Jerry Doyle Show. Listen here: Jerry Doyle interviews Carrie Roberts.

Carrie Roberts interviewed on Blog Talk Radio: Social Networking for Women. Learn more about our mission.

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