How can I start a non profit organization?
I've always wanted to start a group that can help the less fortunate. I never got around to it but I want to start as soon as possable now. Not for money, or fame, but out of the kindness of my heart. I have no idea where to start, I have lots of friends that wouldn't mind helping when it comes to actually doing the activities, but I don't know what's next. Like do I make a website? Make flyers? Theres alot of people that don't have much and I want to help them, I just don't know where to start.
- 6 years agoFavorite Answer
Assuming you are in the United States; you will want to start with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to complete your application for recognition and exemption under section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. tax code.
Here is a good link to start with: http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Applica...
Exemption Requirements: http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Charita...