Starting a 501(c)(3) or Other Nonprofit?
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When it comes to starting a nonprofit organization, The Foundation Group is the professional resource America turns to the most! Whether you are starting a charity, foundation, church, school, or any other nonprofit organization, our full-service solution makes it simple for you to get there.
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Taking Nonprofits from Vision to Mission Fulfillment
First of all, it’s not a 5013c or a 503c or any of the hosts of other mistaken identities that it gets called. A 501(c)(3) organization is simply a nonprofit organization (usually incorporated) that has applied for and obtained recognition of tax exemption by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Go here for a more in-depth look at this question…
In order for the IRS to recognize an organization as being qualified for 501(c)(3) status, it must satisfy the IRS’s general definition of being organized for charitable purposes. “Charity” is broadly defined to include the following organizational purposes: religious, educational, charitable (benevolence), scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering of national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty to animals and children.
3 Great Resources for Startups
Starting a Nonprofit - The Webinar (Free!)
This free, informative presentation will take you step by step through the process of starting a nonprofit organization. Learn as we explain the fundamentals of formation, plus the challenges…and the rewards…of launching a new charitable venture.
You will also discover why Foundation Group is the perfect partner to help you make it happen!
10 Questions You Must Consider Before Starting a Nonprofit (Free!)
You want to start a nonprofit. Great!
But what does it really take to start a nonprofit? What are the non-negotiables that simply must be in place in order to get started with any hope for success? What steps are required to make sure the organization you are starting can work in tight economic conditions?
Download our free guidebook and learn the questions you should be asking before you get started on your adventure.
Forming and Maintaining a Nonprofit Organization ($9.95)
When it comes to forming and maintaining a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, it is essential to know what to do and when to do it. Guesswork just won’t do.
Our essential e-guidebook is just the thing for those who are exploring the formation of a nonprofit organization, as well as those who need to keep an existing organization in proper compliance.
In a fantastic piece today in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Tim Delaney, chief executive of the National Council of Nonprofits, exposes multiple examples of currently proposed state legislation aimed at the nonprofit community. Mr. Delaney explains how, in each example, nonprofits' rights are trampled and the US Constitution flagrantly violated. …
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual compilation of agency data yesterday. In what was a surprise to many, the number of approved applications for 501(c)(3) status actually dropped in 2015 from 2014's numbers. The 2015 fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2015, saw 86,915 applications approved, down from 94,365. It's…
By Karl Zinmeister, The Philanthropy Roundtable This article is adapted from a talk delivered on January 29, 2016, at Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. It is a long piece, but brilliantly makes the case for private charity as an essential…