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.
Working with the Foundation Group to create Cain Cares was an amazing experience. We were able to create our nonprofit in half of the time I hear others taking, and for exponentially less than what I know others have paid. Everyone from beginning to end that we dealt with was patient, knowledgeable and caring, and I couldn’t have asked for a better customer service experience. Receiving the 6 months free of the Aplos Accounting for Nonprofits software was also a great bonus to an already amazing experience!
We would like to thank you and your staff for all that you have done to enable us to help children in need around the world. Through your hard work and intervention, you have made the process much less stressful for us and we are now tax-exempt with the IRS! A dream that seemed so daunting has become a reality!
Wow, we are amazed that we received our approval letter so quickly! Incredible! I know that if we had done this on our own, that wouldn’t have been the case. Thank you so much for all your help. I will be recommending your services to anyone and everyone possible.
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am at this moment. I walked from the school to our mailbox (~200yd) this morning and literally danced back. Our 501(c)(3) has been approved. And on the first try! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We could never have done it without you.
We can’t thank you enough for all the help and for making this dream come true. You promised and you delivered. Most of all, the arts community, the children, veterans, and many others will have opportunities to flourish and grow where there was no opportunity before because of what you do…and do so very well. Thank you!
I received our approval letter today from the IRS! I can’t believe it came so quickly! Can’t thank you enough…
I was so excited to get notification of the IRS approval…WOW! I was prepared to wait for a year. Thanks for all of your help!
I wanted to let you know that we were approved by the IRS for our 501(c)(3) status. I was amazed at how fast the approval process went. I wasn’t expecting an answer until November according to their own website. We are so thankful to you for taking all the stress and fear out of the process. It was seamless. Foundation Group will come highly recommended from us here at Calvary Chapel to anyone that we know of in the ministry that is seeking nonprofit status. Thanks, again…and God bless you!
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.
Once you’ve decided your mission, developed an operations strategy and started building a team, it’s time to prepare and file your incorporation documents and 501(c)(3) status applications. If you’ve done your homework properly in documenting your mission, strategy and plans, the application process should be straightforward. That doesn’t mean, however,…
After incorporating in your state and setting up your nonprofit’s 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, the biggest regulatory concern that you’ll have is maintaining ongoing compliance with the law. The regulatory filings required for both state and federal entities are used to determine whether your nonprofit has followed the necessary rules to qualify as a charity and…
Perfecting the habit of properly documenting the activities of your nonprofit is one of the most important disciplines any new social entrepreneur can master. There's a well-worn cliché that says, "If it's not in writing, it didn't happen". When it comes to your nonprofit, no truer statement was ever uttered!…