If you’re reading this, you are either thinking of starting a nonprofit organization or you’ve officially decided to take the first steps. Congratulations! This is an exciting time.
The list of things needed to start a nonprofit might be intimidating, but here at MoneyMinder, we want to see you and your nonprofit organization succeed. We highly recommend you check out our Nonprofit Setup Guide.
Once you have your guide in hand, we have created a simple checklist that will help you get started and put your organization on the right path. In order to be recognized as a nonprofit organization, you need to complete the following:
- Obtain nonprofit materials
- Choose a name
- Formal paperwork
- Apply for exemptions
- Obtain licenses if required
- Additional permits if needed
- State compliance
For more details on each item, download the full guide (it’s free) here.
Once your nonprofit is established, you will want to ensure you have accurate bookkeeping. But most treasurer software is complicated for volunteer-run nonprofits. Yet spreadsheets and paper trails put your organization at risk of mistakes and fraud. Once you’re up and running, MoneyMinder will help your nonprofit thrive.
For more extensive information about setting up a nonprofit, check out this guide from Ohio University or our free resource below.