How to Start a Nonprofit Organization – 501c3 Organization

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization also known as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation – To form a nonprofit, you’ll need to learn how to name, appoint a registered agent, select board members, and ultimately file your state’s articles of incorporation. In this video, we cover those steps, and everything else your nonprofit will need to do business, and keep compliant.

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How to Form a Nonprofit Overview:
0:00 – Intro: How to form a 501c3 non profit corporation
1:31 – One: Choose and Secure your Nonprofit’s Name
2:23 – Two: Appoint a Registered Agent.
2:53 – Three: Select Directors and Officers.
3:57 – Four: File the Certificate of Formation
4:31 – Five: Operating Procedures and Housekeeping
6:31 – Six: Apply for 501(c)(3) status (Federal Tax Exemption)
7:33 – Hire a Professional Service
8:12 – Conclusion & Resources

🤷‍♂️ Need more information on what a nonprofit is? Read our What is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit guide:

🎫 Learn more about How to Name a Nonprofit, both to make it a memorable brand name and to keep it compliant with your state’s naming guidelines:

🌐 After this, make sure the website URL you want is available, and use our link to get a discount on it from Godaddy:

💸 How to apply for 501(c)(3) Tax Exemptions:

Other Useful Nonprofit Resources:
🗂 What Records Do You Need to Keep as a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit:

🏛 What is an EIN?

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20 comments

  1. Why would I not look this up if I was starting a non profit and now you need to set up a bank account with a drop to where this money got non profit means not your money 💰 and watch what corrupt companies you help

  2. Glad I found your channel. I hope these will be more useful to me sooner than later😁 one day🤞

  3. IncFile does not file your nonprofit with IRS. so this is not 100% done for you. is there a company that does?

  4. Need more information on Starting a Nonprofit? Check out our free, written guide:

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  5. Thanks so much for this great information! This seems to be such a hard task but I’m in it to win it! I live here in Baltimore Maryland I have a community organization for women MAMI mothers against mental illness and I want to turn it into a nonprofit organization! Thanks again for these great tips and direction!

  6. Why does a concept that is simple and pure have to be so complicated. Oh wait I know because the government wants its profit from everything it can ……

  7. Thanks for helping us,
    we started “SPTS”, A small organisation which has the main purpose of helping animals. We have a decently sized center where we take care of more than 340 animals, provide them with food, bathe them, and play with them,
    we are planning on opening another branch of the organisation in Kolkata, India(Main branch in jamshedpur)