Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit?

What to Consider Before You Begin

A publication of the Center for Non-Profits, edited by Karen Armas Landau. 32 pages

Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit?   Piensa en Formar una Organizacion Sin Fines de Lucro?

The Center receives more calls about forming new non-profits than about any other issue. Creating a non-profit can be an extremely important and rewarding activity, but starting and sustaining a new organization is also quite challenging. This publication is not a detailed walk-through of the start-up process, but is a tool to explain the basics of what a non-profit is and portray a realistic picture of what is involved in getting a new non-profit up and running. Besides helping to frame the question, "Is forming a new non-profit the best alternative for us?" the booklet also provides information specific to faith based and religious institutions, discusses the changing face of the non-profit sector and suggests many resources for further information.

This booklet was made possible by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation's Faith Based Community Development Grant.

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The Center's Legal Assistance Services for Startup Organizations Read a quick overview about the incorporation/tax exemption process and the legal assistance available through the Center.