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Nonprofit Corporation

How to Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status for Your Nonprofit

Obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is a critical step in forming your nonprofit organization. Tax exemption is the source of most of the benefits f...

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Acquring Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status: Additional Steps

Obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is a critical step in forming your nonprofit organization. Tax exemption is the source of most of the benefits f...

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Nonprofit Formation Documents: Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Organizational Minutes

Getting familiar with the key documents for your nonprofit can be tedious, but it's essential -- these documents contain important rules about how you...

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Nonprofit Basics

Nonprofit (or not-for-profit) corporations work well for all sorts of groups, from those promoting arts and music to those active in education, health...

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How Nonprofits Take Action: Getting Board or Member Approval

A nonprofit must get board approval -- and sometimes member approval as well -- before taking important actions or making key decisions. But board ap...

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Forming a Nonprofit Corporation in Your State

Select your state to learn about your state's laws. Alabama

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Form a Nonprofit in Eight Steps

Follow these steps to form your own nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation: A 50 State Guide

Forming a nonprofit corporation is much like creating a regular corporation, except that nonprofits have to take the extra steps of applying for tax-e...

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Prepare and File Your Articles of Incorporation

Forming a nonprofit corporation is much like creating a regular corporation, except that nonprofits have to take the extra steps of applying for tax-e...

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Five Reasons to Incorporate Your Nonprofit Association

If you're involved in a fledgling nonprofit organization, you may wonder whether you should incorporate. Becoming a nonprofit corporation requires som...

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Create a Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit

Once you've committed to an idea for a nonprofit, it's time to sit down and create a strategic plan -- the working document that will chart your nonpr...

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Building Your Nonprofit's Board

One of the fundamental tasks facing the founders of any nonprofit is establishing a board of directors to oversee the organization. The board plays an...

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