Nonprofits

See how your mission can thrive as a nonprofit. Get tips on starting and structuring your organization, filing annual reports, and more.

How to Start a Nonprofit

Starting a successful nonprofit requires a clear mission, doing your research, and preparing a solid business plan.

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Unincorporated Nonprofit Association vs. Nonprofit Corporation

If you've formed an unincorporated association for the purpose of doing public good, incorporating as a nonprofit corporation or applying for IRS tax…

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Best Practices for Writing Nonprofit Bylaws

Guidelines for writing effective and useful nonprofit bylaws are dictated by state and federal law, your nonprofit's Articles of Incorporation, and…

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Filing a Nonprofit Annual Report for Your Organization

When you set up your nonprofit organization, getting your annual paperwork in order can be confusing. Here's how to simplify the process.

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Ohio

Forming an Ohio nonprofit organization is a complex process. Be sure you know the procedures for forming a nonprofit, and for securing both state and…

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How to Start a Nonprofit in PA

Setting up a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization can be a complex and time-consuming process. Learn the procedures for forming a nonprofit and…

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Michigan

Forming a Michigan nonprofit organization is a complex process. Be sure you know the procedures for forming a nonprofit, and for securing state and…

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Structuring Your Nonprofit: the Differences Between Incorporation and LLC

Founders of small nonprofits are increasingly turning to LLC business structures rather than incorporating. Here's why it makes sense—and how to do…

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Can a Nonprofit Also Have a for-Profit Division?

Covering your nonprofit's shortfall with for-profit income runs the nasty risk of losing your tax-exempt status, but there are ways to do it legally.

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What Are the Duties of a Nonprofit President?

If you want to head up a nonprofit corporation, know that you'll have some serious added responsibilities. It's a rewarding role—but a real challenge…

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