Stop looking around for someone to save your community. You are the hero they need.
Is there a cause that’s close to your heart that you want to contribute more to? Do you want to serve your local community in a bigger way? Do you want to do more than volunteering or donating? If so, starting your own nonprofit may be a good idea.
A nonprofit organization is one that works for a social cause or serves the public good.
Whether you want to improve literacy, stop animal cruelty, or feed the hungry, a nonprofit is an effective channel to make a significant impact.
While volunteering or donating are extremely helpful, they are often limited in what you can do.
As a volunteer, you only get to join whatever activity a group organizes.
As a donor, you can earmark what you want your funds to be used for, but you don’t have a say in what programs they will implement.
With a nonprofit, you’ll be able to have more control over what to do, who to do them for, and how much to spend on it.
If you have plenty of ideas for how you can help your cause but have zero idea about starting a nonprofit, then look no further.
In this guide, you’ll find all you need to establish and operate a nonprofit, while avoiding the common pitfalls that new startups encounter.
In How to Start a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit, here is just a fraction of what you will discover:
- the 1 crucial question you should be able to answer before starting a nonprofit
- how to officially register your company as a nonprofit—from choosing a name to filing for tax-exemption
- why you should still conduct an independent audit, even if you’re not required to
- the money-making activities that might put you at risk of losing your tax-exempt status
- how to expand your reach and multiply your impact without having to spend more money
- creative fundraising ideas that don’t require an army of volunteers
- why you shouldn’t be seeking out rich people for donations, and who you should target instead
- 5 charitable alternatives to starting a nonprofit that are just as impactful—and a lot less stressful
- foolproof templates for every aspect of your nonprofit operation—from fundraising letters to grant proposals
- and much more.
While running a nonprofit will definitely take more of your time, it won’t feel like a burden.
The satisfaction from knowing that you’re working towards something good for the world will outweigh any hardship you’ll encounter.
When you’re doing your life’s purpose, the rewards are immeasurable.