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Starting and Running a Nonprofit

Nonprofit Resources

Grantspace.org - Grantspace.org is the Foundation Center's learning community for the social/nonprofit sector. GrantSpace offers information and resources on all aspects of nonprofit management, grantseeking, fundraising, board development, and more. Also offers free training, podcasts, online chats, workshops and more. Premier site for working with nonprofits and for grantwriting tips.


Grantspace: Nonprofit Startup Assessment - Note:please create your own free account in order to login and create your assessment. This assessment is for people who are either considering or are already in the early stages of starting a nonprofit. Questions will assess background knowledge, capital, and work experience that are relevant to starting a nonprofit. Once the assessment is complete, the results will provide customized resources to guide your team on identifying funding, navigating the legal process, developing a business plan, and launching programs.


Grantspace: Video - Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? - Access this free 1.5 hour training video. In this session, you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered. Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.


Information Sources for Nonprofits


IRS Lifecycle of a Nonprofit - This website provides information about points of intersection between organizations and the IRS. The content includes explanatory information, and links to forms that an organization may need to file with the IRS. The materials cover five stages in an organization's life cycle: Starting Out Applying for Exemption Required Filings Ongoing Compliance Significant Events


Society for Nonprofit Organizations - A membership organization for nonprofit directors and board members. Offers educational opportunities, enrichment series, measurement/outcomes-based evaluation courses, GrantStation access, fundraising guides, magazines and reports, how to start a nonprofit, and much more. Membership fees.


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