Websites and books that will help you learn how to start a nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool - Candid
Assess your readiness to start a nonprofit, and access resources to build your skills and knowledge as a founder.View Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool - Candid
Starting a Nonprofit and Fiscal Sponsorship - 501 Commons
Information from the state's nonprofit resource organization, 501 Commons, about starting a nonprofit. Includes 501 Commons' 'Starting a Nonprofit Organization Guide.'View Starting a Nonprofit and Fiscal Sponsorship - 501 Commons
Washington Nonprofit Handbook 2022
For those seeking guidance in how to start and manage a Washington nonprofit, the Nonprofit Handbook published by Communities Rise provides valuable insight. This book is a practical resource for anyone considering forming an organization that will benefit their neighbors, or looking to wind down the affairs of a nonprofit corporation. It outlines management standards and offers tips for how nonprofit leaders can stay in compliance with the laws and develop their organizations.View Washington Nonprofit Handbook 2022
501 Compensation Tracker - King County Nonprofit Wages & Benefits
Salary information for nonprofit employees in King County, Washington. Download the full report, or explore salary data online.View 501 Compensation Tracker - King County Nonprofit Wages & Benefits
Nonprofit Startup Webinar Series - Candid Learning
A free 5-part series that will help you learn: Legal Essentials of Starting a Nonprofit Organization; Board and Governance Issues for Startup Organizations; Defining Mission and Vision; Effective Program Development for Startup Organizations; First Fundraising Strategies for Startup OrganizationsView Nonprofit Startup Webinar Series - Candid Learning
IRS Publication 557: Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization
IRS guide to 501(c) organizations. See Chapter 3 for the most common nonprofit type, 501(c)(3).View IRS Publication 557: Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization
Starting a Nonprofit - Candid eBook Library
Browse, borrow, and enjoy titles from the Candid digital collection. Get a free Candid library card by clicking on "Sign in" then "User ID help." Candid's collection includes books about nonprofits, philanthropy, social justice, and more. This link will take you straight to the collection of eBooks about starting a nonprofit.View Starting a Nonprofit - Candid eBook Library
"[This] fills your 501(c)(3) toolbox with the tips, strategies, and techniques you need to get the most out of your public charity. From management practices to tax exemptions, fundraising tactics, and grand proposals, this straightforward, hands-on guide provides insight and practical advice for nonprofit founders, directors, managers, and volunteers."
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How to Form A Nonprofit Corporation
"Learn how to form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. Includes step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the streamlined Form 1023-EZ federal tax-exemption application. Learn to choose a legal name; prepare articles of incorporation; create your bylaws; obtain federal and state tax-exempt status; prepare minutes for your organizational meeting; and, establish a corporate records book."
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Starting & Building A Nonprofit
"This guide for starting and running a nonprofit organization discusses developing a strategic plan and budget; recruiting and managing board members, volunteers, and staff; fundraising including traditional methods and crowdfunding; marketing strategies; building a website; using social media strategically; avoiding copyright troubles; and adopting policies that are legally sound."
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