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Starting a Nonprofit Organization in Georgia

To help you get started, here is a round-up of some excellent resources that can help you get answers to frequently asked questions, evaluate readiness, and develop a plan to move forward:

Start by reviewing the How do I Start a Nonprofit? knowledgebase from Foundation Center's Grantspace provides a checklist and FAQ here.

Explore start-up resources specifically for starting a nonprofit in Georgia here.

Take the Foundation Center's Nonprofit Startup Assessment to help you assess your readiness to start a nonprofit, and direct you to resources to build your skills and knowledge as a founder. 

Foundation Center-Atlanta regularly offers a free class on starting a nonprofit. Check the schedule here

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts host a monthly seminar on the Form 1023 application. Check the schedule here

Pro Bono Partnership Atlanta has many free webcasts and articles on a variety of topics pertaining to starting a nonprofit here.

Carefully review the IRS filing application so you are aware of all the legal implications of operating a nonprofit.

GCN provides complimentary access to extensive online resources that can help you understand the many facets of running a nonprofit. Explore by topic, starting here.

Sign up for a free community user account here and you'll be subscribed to receive our monthly enewsletters.

GCN's Nonprofit University offers an extensive curriculum of certificate series and clinics, executive leadership programs, and our Development Institute to meet professional development and organizational training needs on all levels. Explore our program calandar here

When you've set up your nonprofit, we invite you to consider the many benefits of GCN Membership.



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