So, you want to start a nonprofit organization but donít know where to start with.

As you know that there are many categories of nonprofits recognized by the IRS:




  • Charitable or religious organizations
  • Social welfare organizations
  • Labor and agricultural organizations
  • Business leagues
  • Veterans organizations


7 steps to start a nonprofit organization

1. Select the name
2. Articles of incorporation
3. Submit IRS tax exemption application
4. Apply for state tax exemption
5. Prepare corporate bylaws
6. Appoint directors and hold a meeting
7. Receive licenses