Non Profit Organizations

Earning Income as a Nonprofit Corporation

Nonprofit corporations, by definition, exist not to make money but to fulfill one of the purposes recognized by federal law: charitable, educational, scientific or literary. Under state and federal tax laws, however, as long as a nonprofit corporation is organized and operated for a recognized nonprofit purpose and has secured the proper tax exemptions, it...

Starting a Nonprofit Community Organization

Recently this question arrived asking about establishing a nonprofit agency. “I recently moved into a neighborhood that would benefit from a Community Action Group. I would like to start and manage a not-for-profit, where lower income residents would have access to funds to renovate or update their homes, thereby attracting more business into the area...

How to Start a New Business as a Nonprofit Corporation

Forming a nonprofit corporation is much like creating a regular corporation, except that nonprofits have to take the extra steps of applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS and their state tax division. Here is what you need to do: Obtain nonprofit materials from your state’s corporate filing office. Choose an available business name that...

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