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Starting a Nonprofit



• * Starting a Nonprofit in D.C. (Guidebook) A booklet that describes the basic steps you will need to take to form a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit? Key Considerations for Aspiring Founders (Podcast)


Legal Process

• * Nonprofit Foundations: Understanding and Amending Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws (Webinar) Introduction to Articles and Bylaws, including practical information about filing and amending these documents in D.C.
• * Developing Better Bylaws - Supporting Mission, Governance, and Operations at Your Nonprofit (Webinar) A detailed exploration of template nonprofit bylaws that can be adapted for your organization.
Starting a Small Nonprofit - A Guide to IRS Form 1023-EZ (Webinar)
Registered Agents - Keeping Your Filing Up to Date (Legal Alert)
Conflict of Interest Policies: Disclosure, Monitoring and Enforcement (Legal Alert)
D.C., Maryland and Virginia Charitable Solicitation Registration Requirements (Legal Alert)


Fiscal Sponsorships

Fiscal Sponsorship: Leveraging Your Organization's Creativity & Energy (Webinar)


Staying Exempt – Resources for New Nonprofits

• * Welcome to the Board of Directors (Guidebook) A guidebook that spells out the fiduciary requirements of Board members.
• * Staying Exempt - Overview of Legal Requirements for Maintaining 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status (Webinar) High-level survey of 24 ongoing legal compliance requirements for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Legal Issues for New Nonprofits (Webinar Series) Eight-part webinar series provides general legal information about operating a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation.


 (*) indicates materials in our “Start Here” series, a core collection of beginner-friendly resources for those with little to no experience in nonprofit law

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