Start Up Information for Nonprofits

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization is a step by step tutorial, created by the Foundation Center, that provides helpful instruction and links to further information.  Topics covered include: how to file necessary documents, how to develop vision/mission statements, tips on establishing a board and creating bylaws, and more.

How to Start a Nonprofit. The National Council of Nonprofits put together this step by step guide that includes links to in-depth information and suggestions on where to go for additional assistance.  

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization — Guidelines and Resources for Entrepreneurs is another website of links and information written by Carter McNamara.

Starting a Foundation, a webpage put together by the Council on Foundations, includes links to basic information such as a glossary of terms and a list frequently asked questions. has a nonprofit page called “Starting a Nonprofit” that includes information and links. 

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