What to Consider Before You Start a Nonprofit
By Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide
- Just What Is a Nonprofit?
- Nonprofit Incorporation
- Seeking Tax Exempt Status for Your Nonprofit
- Your Nonprofit's Mission
Just What Is a Nonprofit?
The term nonprofit is used rather loosely to describe groups that come together to achieve a mission, rather than to make a profit.
- What is a Nonprofit?
- What's the Difference Between a Church and a Religious Organization?
- What Is a Faith-Based Nonprofit?
- How Does a Nonprofit Differ From a Business?
- Elements of a Business Plan for a Nonprofit Organization
- 7 Essential Tips for Starting a Nonprofit
- Most Common Mistakes That Nonprofit Startups Make
- 8 Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit
- Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Start a Nonprofit
Becoming a nonprofit begins with incorporation at the state level.
Seeking Tax Exempt Status for Your Nonprofit
Many nonprofits incorporate at the state level and never proceed to the next level. But there are many benefits to becoming tax-exempt.
- How the IRS Classifies Nonprofit Organizations
- Do You Really Need to Apply for 501(c)(3) Status?
- How to Apply for 501(c)(3) Status
Your Nonprofit's Mission
Mission is everything for a nonprofit. Find it, articulate it, stick to it.
- Mission Impossible? How to Write Your Mission Statement
- Five Ways to Sabotage Your Nonprofit Mission Statement
- Showcase of Nonprofit Mission Statements
- How to Avoid Mission Creep