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When Foundation Group launched in 1995, we were the first specialty firm in America dedicated exclusively to starting nonprofits and helping them to stay compliant with state and federal regulations.

20 years later, we're still going strong!  In fact, our client base continues to grow exponentially every year...and we've never been more committed to bringing our clients the expertise they need to see their vision come to pass.  Simply put, we love what we do and we're passionate about doing it with excellence!

We were the first...and we've never stopped leading!  Call us and see why we are America's first choice for nonprofit startup and compliance services.

501(c)(3) University Is Now Enrolling

We have enormously exciting news to bring to you this morning:  501(c)(3) University™ is now enrolling!

For those of you who have followed Foundation Group for a while, you may be familiar with the concept of 501(c)(3) University.  We launched an education initiative of the same name late in 2011.  Most of the content consisted of on-demand webinars taught by a number of nonprofit professionals from all across the country.

Building upon that success, we have joined forces with Wayne Elsey, founder of the Nashville-based charity, Soles4Souls, for the 2nd generation of that initiative which has just launched.  Soles4Souls became one of the fastest growing charities in the US and now resides in the top 1% of nonprofits in 6 short years under his leadership. Wayne’s vision is to help the nonprofit world achieve greater impact through various means and the principles of his book “Almost Isn’t Good Enough”.  As we hand the baton to Wayne, we know his version of 501(c)(3) University will achieve tremendous results.  We are excited to be a part of it!

501(c)(3) University will gather expertise from the sharpest minds in the nonprofit world to help shape the body of knowledge that this online University for Nonprofits will offer to organizations. The launch segments will focus on:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Formation and Compliance
  • Management and Governance
  • Leadership Development
  • People Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Donor Cultivation and Fundraising
  • And much, much more

This October roll out is really considered a “soft-launch”.  By that, we mean that there is vastly more content yet to come than what is currently available.  What does that mean for you?  As an early bird subscriber, you have the opportunity to become a member for only $49, a significant savings over the annual subscription price at hard launch in February 2013.  Plus, you will receive some great bonuses for being one of the first subscribers.

This is no small initiative.  The goal of 501(c)(3) University is to bring real solutions to the thousands of small, community-based nonprofits that struggle to achieve the level of effectiveness they need.  Join today and change your charity forever!

Greg McRay, EA

Greg McRay is the founder and CEO of The Foundation Group. He is registered with the IRS as an Enrolled Agent and specializes in 501(c)(3) and other tax exemption issues.

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Carmen Needham

I don’t know very much about what is required, but I have a cause I would like to visit with you further and get some insight as to what my options are. Could you please email me and we could visit about what my intentions are so I can do this correctly? I would appreciate it so much,

Jerry Collado

Good Afternoon.

We are a Business Consulting Group in South Flroida. We are looking to enroll , and learn all you have to offer. We lok forward to your reply, and thank you in advance.


Jerry Collado
UBS Group Inc.


I am in the process of setting up a non-profit and came accross your website. What is included in the 501(c)(3) university and how do I set up an appt to speak with someone that can help me with the steps for the IRS.

Thank you

Sarah Pine
Hi Greg, Am very interested in learning about how to reinstate my charitable organization. Erroneously, I did not file with the IRS for 3 years because we did not make any money. Now I need to reinstate, and am eager to get busy with it. The main goal is to be up and running and get resources to the people and families who are going through cancer. Please let me know if you have any knowledge on reinstating, how-to’s and I look forward to hearing from you and enrolling in the webinars!~~ Many thanks and blessings to you, Sarah Pine… Read more »
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