America's First Choice for Nonprofit Startup and Compliance

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.

Incorporating a nonprofit is done at the state level. A formation document, usually called Articles of Incorporation, are prepared and filed with the state's division of corporations.

Most states provide a boilerplate, or template document, the "blanks" of which can be completed for purposes of incorporating. It is crucial to point out, however, that very few templates meet Internal Revenue Service requirements for obtaining 501(c) status. If your intent is to seek federal tax-exempt status as a 501(c), it is advisable to seek the assistance of someone familiar with federal requirements.

For more information, see our nonprofit incorporation page.

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Successfully Starting a New Nonprofit
  • Defining Your Nonprofit's Purpose
  • Nonprofit Ownership
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Compensation
  • Fundraising & Compliance Basics