Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
The Learning Lab of the Foundation Center has introduced a free online tutorial on "Establishing a Nonprofit Organization." Learn all about board development, bylaws, tax exemption, staff recruitment, and fundraising for newly established nonprofit organizations. With links to online toolkits and important, basic tax forms, this could be a place to start if you are in the process of creating a local nonprofit organization. You'll learn how to select individuals to serve on your board of directors and you'll find convenient links to the federal government forms that you'll need to establish your organization as a nonprofit. You'll also find out how to set up appropriate bylaws for running your organization as well as gain access to valuable tips for recruiting and managing staff and developing your fundraising program.