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Nonprofit board members

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edited November 2007 in Selecting a Business
   I want to start a nonprofit and I`m looking for board memebers. My goal is to inspire a community to live self sufficient. My focus is on providing the community with affordable child care, resources, interviewing skills, GED, and seminars. I would like to know where I can a lawyer to do my paper work pro bono if possible.


  • stonesledgestonesledge subscriber Posts: 608 Silver Level Member
    Here are some great non profit resources. They would know who to put you in contact with in your local area.

    Web Resources

    The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University


    Academic research focusing on nonprofit organizations.



    International organization promoting citizen participation in non-governmental agencies.

    Council on Foundations


    A membership organization for grantmaking foundations. A good place to find general information about foundation giving.

    Giving USA


    The American Association of Fundraising Counsel produces an annual report, Giving USA, on charitable giving in the United States

    Independent Sector


    Information about charitable giving and issues important to nonprofit organizations.

    Institute for Policy Studies, John Hopkins University


    Research and information dissemination about nonprofit organizations.

    Literature of the Nonprofit Sector


    Searchable database of nonprofit publications from the Foundation Center.

    Nonprofit Sector Research Fund


    A program of The Aspen Institute supporting research about nonprofit organizations.
  • stonesledgestonesledge subscriber Posts: 608 Silver Level Member

    Along the Way to your Nonprofit Status

    1. Consider using a fiscal sponsor so you can begin offering programs and developing a reputation.
    2. Once you`ve incorporated and filed IRS Form 1023 you can begin to operate and even solicit contributions as long as you tell donors the application has been filed.
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