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Starting and Managing Nonprofits

Starting and Managing Nonprofits
501(c)(3) Application Help This website is designed to help new nonprofit organizations complete the Application for Exempt Status Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit There are options available for new projects that won't require the time, financial support and risks of a nonprofit. 

Certificate of Incorporation Before applying to the IRS for a federal nonprofit designation, you must first establish the organizational entity. This is done by filing as a nonprofit corporation with the Secretary of State.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy The No. 1 news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. For more than 20 years, The Chronicle has been connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.

How to Start a Nonprofit – Guidelines and Resources for Entrepreneurs Comprehensive advice and materials for anyone who is considering starting a nonprofit organization. Offers alternatives to starting a nonprofit, how to shut one down, and thorough help with each step of the process of starting a nonprofit. 

Grant Proposal Writing 
Proposal Writing Short Course Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This text-only tutorial is available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Proposal Budgeting Basics Tutorial The Foundation Center’s online course is designed to help with the basics of developing a project budget and is geared for those who have general knowledge of proposal development. 

Fundraising Sources
The Able Altruist  Learn which crowdfunding platform is best for your nonprofit with this roundtable discussion with six experts. 

Foundation Center Find grant maker statistics on national growth trends, state and metro area aggregates and grants statistics on top recipients by area of interest or type of support. 

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship A detailed look at how individual grantseekers can affiliate with an organization to increase their chances for receiving funding. Free Self-Paced eLearning 

Grants for Nonprofits  Search grants by upcoming, posted, grant type, eligibility, category, agency, etc.

Requests for Proposals The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest, a service of the Foundation Center, publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant making organizations and nonprofits. Find and apply for grant opportunities and then track your application. 

Tech Soup Technology resource aimed at nonprofit organizations featuring NPO discounts, discussions, articles and recommendations.

Evaluation of Outcomes and Self-Assessments
National Council of Nonprofits Here are great tools to help your organization along the path to effective self-assessment and evaluation of outcomes.

Government Resources is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 government grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Find and apply for grant opportunities and then track your application. for Nonprofits Find information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management and more. Check out the surplus government property for government and nonprofits and links to faith-based partnerships.

Local Resources
Nonprofit Westchester - Membership association for the nonprofit sector in the county; offers training, networking and advocacy for the nonprofit sector.