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3 Tips to Bring Excitement to Your Mission Statement (The Hubcap/Nonprofit Hub)
Many nonprofits struggle with engaging people in their mission. Why the trouble? It’s certainly not the mission itself, but how you approach the cause that makes a difference.
4 Tips for a Stronger Nonprofit Mission Statement [Video]
Having a strong nonprofit mission statement is crucial to your organization. We don’t mean a mission statement that’s fluffy and takes away from the true existence of your nonprofit. Your organization needs a nonprofit mission statement that’s concise and that resonates with your broad audience (donors, staff, board members, etc).
501c No Don’t Start a Nonprofit
John Fulwider offers advice on why you shouldn’t start a nonprofit.
6 Essentials for Starting a Nonprofit: Keeping the Fire Alive
Blog post from Inspiring Generosity, highlights six things nonprofit founders don’t want to—but need to hear.
8 Tips on Building a Successful Nonprofit
Tools like social media, QR codes and mobile technology all benefit your nonprofit, but these tools will do nothing if you have a weak foundation. They are made to help build and construct the foundation of a house, not be a house.
Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
(Foundation Center) A 12-step tutorial for establishing a nonprofit organization.
How to Write Nonprofit By-Laws
(suite 101.com) Simple templates for writing bylaws for a nonprofit organization and its Board of Directors.
Mission & Purpose Statement Basics
(Idealist) Multiple articles on the basics drafting and creating Mission and Purpose Statements.
Starting a Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)
Tools and resources you need to succeed with your mission and your nonprofit organization
Starting a Nonprofit Organization Basics
(Hurwit & Associates) A comprehensive collection of tools, articles, resources, and links related to the basics of nonprofit law.
Starting a Nonprofit Organization
(Free Management Library) Comprehensive advice and materials for anyone considering starting a nonprofit rganization.
Starting a Nonprofit Organization Questions
(Society for Nonprofit Organizations) A list of frequently asked questions related to starting a nonprofit organization.
The Guidelines & Principles for Nonprofit Excellence in Nebraska & Iowa
A roadmap to nonprofit organizations in Nebraska. You can download the “Guidelines & Principles” as well as self-assessment tools The Guidelines & Principles are best practices in 12 organizational areas, that include self-assessment tools and training to help nonprofit organizations demonstrate accountability and build capacity.
The Things You Gotta Do to Start a Nonprofit Organization
A 39-step checklist to read before starting a nonprofit organization
Tips for Starting a Nonprofit (from the Man Who Caught Red Bull’s Eye)
Take it from somebody who started from scratch and evolved his nonprofit to something much bigger. Here are some of his tips to get your nonprofit off to a great start and a promising future.
Becoming a Tax-Exempt Organization
(IRS) Tax information for charitable organizations that includes procedures, materials, and links to individual state government tax information
FAQs About Applying for Tax Exemption
(IRS) Questions and answers pertaining to tax exemption for not-for-profit organizations.
Life Cycle of a Public Charity
(IRS) An easy-to-use reference table of linked forms for nonprofits and charities, from starting out to annual filings and ongoing compliance, provided by the Internal Revenue Service.
How to Create a Nonprofit in Nebraska
(Lincoln Community Foundation) Information about options for groups in Nebraska interested in becoming a nonprofit organization.
Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act (2007)
(Nebraska Department of Economic Development) Rules and regulations for Nebraska nonprofits.
Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt
Nebraska Department of Economic Development) How to become a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization; organizational management guides and resources to help Nebraska organizations accomplish goals and objectives on their way to becoming a nonprofit.
(Legal Aid of Nebraska) Steps to incorporating a new, independent nonprofit corporation that follows the steps required by the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporations Act.
Nonprofit Incorporation in Nebraska
(Nebraska Department of Economic Development) Steps to follow in order to form a new nonprofit corporation in Nebraska
Starting a Nebraska Nonprofit Organization
Hurwit & Associates) A comprehensive collection of tools, articles, resources, and links specific to starting a nonprofit organization in Nebraska.