Community Heroes
Start a Nonprofit

Start your nonprofit with confidence

We can help by preparing all of your required documents - OR - we can help you do this for yourself! 

Why start a nonprofit?

Social Good

Nonprofits embody the best of America. They exist to improve conditions in the world!

Access Grants

There are donors all around the world that reserved funds just to help nonprofits do good in their community!

Tax Exemption

501(C)(3) organizations are exempt from federal (and most often state) income taxes. They also attract more donors!

Steps to start a nonprofit?

Make sure to check the state-by-state information on the various laws that apply to naming a nonprofit in your state.

Select a diverse board of directors (people) that are passionate about the nonprofit mission and have the time and resources to commit to the organization.

Draft your bylaws with guidance from your Board of Directors. These are the operating rules for your nonprofit.

Nonprofit corporations are formed at the state level. Contact your Secretary of State (or Department of State) to form the corporation in accordance with current state laws. There are fees associated with forming a nonprofit corporation that varies from state to state.

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is issued for the purpose of tax administration. If you believe your organization qualifies for tax exempt status (whether or not you have a requirement to apply for a formal ruling), be sure your organization is formed legally before you apply for an EIN.

According to most State Nonprofit Corporation Acts, nonprofit corporations must hold their first meeting of the Board of Directors within 30 days of the date of its incorporation. During the first meeting of the board, bylaws are adopted and board members are elected to their positions.

Nonprofit corporations that plan to solicit charitable contributions and grants usually apply for tax exemption first. Section 501(c)(3) is the portion of the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption of nonprofit organizations. There are many variables associated with becoming a 501(c)(3) organization including qualifying under 1 of 8 charitable purposes including: Charitable, Religious, Educational, Scientific, Literary, Testing for public safety, Fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and Preventing cruelty to children or animals.

Let's Work Together!

No hidden charges! Choose your best plan.

Economy Plan

$ 99 -
  • Initial name clearance
  • We prepare Articles of Incorporation for your state
  • Nonprofit Resource Guide
  • Discovery Membership (30 days)

Essentials Plan

$ 350 Everything from Economy plus:
  • 1 Private Consultation
  • Corporate Bylaws template
  • Conflict of interest policy
  • Board Job descriptions
  • First board meeting guidance

Premium Plan

$ 750 Everything from Essentials plus:
  • 4 Private Consultations
  • Expedited federal tax ID (EIN)
  • Complete IRS 1023-EZ application
  • Discovery Plus Membership (30 Days)
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Want to DIY? We’ll show you how

There are specific requirements for starting a nonprofit (tax exempt) organization in every state. Learn what is required of you to start a nonprofit – and – remain compliant. We offer training for anyone considering starting a nonprofit and looking for a realistic overview of the process and what will be required. We also offer an IRS 1023-EZ application tutorial for those who are ready to apply for 501(c)(3) status right now!

Would you like to start AND position your nonprofit for funding?

The Community Heroes Academy offers the best of DIY tools, plus expert guidance to do just that!

The Community Heroes Academy was developed out of an urgent need to support the pre-startup, newly formed, and small nonprofit founders and board members.   Your first few years as a nonprofit organization can be challenging without proper guidance and support.   

Most nonprofit founders are not independently wealthy.  Instead, if you are like most of the founders that we’ve worked with, you are likely exploring options to leave your current job (or you have already left), and you are looking for an affordable way to learn what you need to learn so that you can get funded and further your mission.

Here’s where we can help!

We help nonprofit founders anywhere in the United States form their 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We also provide your forms and consult with you on what to do after you’re approved!  You’ll also gain access to our Academy once your nonprofit is formed.  

Academy Members have lots of benefits! See below:

More Questions?

Call us (Toll Free) +1-800-446-0323 or email us at support@dewlyn.com to start a conversation!

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