Starting a Nonprofit

We can help you start your nonprofit organization with confidence, by preparing all of your required documents – OR – we can help you do this for yourself! 

Why start a nonprofit?

Starting a nonprofit can be a wonderful experience for any new founder and board. When you join the nonprofit sector, you are joining a group of people who also want to improve the world in one way or another.  There are also many benefits to legally forming a nonprofit, including potential 501(c)(3) tax-exemption, tax breaks, asset protection, eligibility for grants, and support from volunteers. 

Still, starting a nonprofit is not without its challenges.  There are many moving parts that include deciding on the type of nonprofit to start, understanding the incorporation process, completing forms accurately, and deciding on a tax-exempt purpose (should you decide to become tax-exempt).  At the same time, you will also need to develop your governance documents, and understand how to remain compliant with state and federal laws once you become a nonprofit. 

The good news is, you don’t have to do it all by yourself.  Whether you are looking for help with some or all of the process, we are here to help!

Let us prepare your required paperwork

Starting a nonprofit requires legal documents that include your Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. If you are considering applying for 501(c)(3) tax exemption, there are additional steps such as including the IRS language in your Articles of Incorporation, applying for your EIN, and completing the application for tax-exemption.

We can help by completing your required state incorporation paperwork along with completing your IRS 1023-EZ Streamlined Application for Tax-Exemption.  Best of all, this is not an automated process!  We are real people who are prepared to have a real conversation with you prior to getting started so that you can ask your pressing questions and receive clear answers! 

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.

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Here’s where we can help!

When you join Community Heroes Academy, for a small annual fee, you’ll get access to all of the features below, and more!

Popular Training

We offer growing library of training classes that are LIVE and On-Demand.  Each training was designed with 1 goal in mind:  To help the new and small nonprofits position themselves for funding and sustainability.  

How to Start a Nonprofit

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.

21 Ways to Fund A Nonprofit

Engage in a lively discussion where you'll learn about 21 proven nonprofit funding models that are being used everyday. Also hear the pros & cons to consider before deciding on a model.

Nonprofit Essentials 101

Attend this class and learn what new nonprofit leaders should be doing in the 1st 12 months to be compliant, build an effective board, secure volunteers, and develop a quarterly plan for funding, growth, and sustainability!

The Art of Grant Writing

This "Zero-Fluff" training provides very specific guidance for completing a solid grant proposal, section by section - with examples that you can actually use. Your proposal also serves as your template for grant-applications. EVERY nonprofit should have one!

What Great Nonprofits Do To Succeed!

Have you ever wondered why some nonprofits succeed and others do not? There is a science to success - even for nonprofits. Attend this workshop and learn what to do in 90 days to jump-start your nonprofit and become "future-proof."

Let's Work Together and Make Great Things Happen!

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