The good news is you don’t have to struggle with the process of starting 501(c)(3) nonprofits. You should not have to. You are establishing a nonprofit to better this world, not to spend your time completing stacks of paper work.
Click here to fill out our Nonprofit Startup Readiness Form.
Click here to find the ESC of Houston guide on How to Start a Nonprofit.
Many ESCs will help you learn about the legal steps to choose a nonprofit entity, the legal duties and responsibilities of the officers and directors in the management of a nonprofit, the business risks, entity formation documents, picking a name, obtaining a tax identification number, forms for governance such as bylaws, resolutions and preparing meeting minutes and meeting agendas. They have numerous resources that can help in all phases of starting up.
If you have already completed your 501(c)(3) application, you can also request a consultant to help you develop your financial plan by filling out a request for consulting assistance.
Starting a 501(c)(3) charitable organization has many pitfalls. Making your nonprofit succeed requires sound planning, and answers to many questions before your start. Let us help.
The Executive Service Corps-United States (ESC-US) is a national network of organizations that provide consulting, coaching, facilitation and many other services to strengthen nonprofits, schools and government organizations.
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For info on starting a new ESC: Contact Trudy Smith