Starting a Nonprofit Organization in Georgia
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Explore the following resource round-up 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, which provides a checklist and FAQ here.
Review Foundation Center's start-up resources for incoporating a nonprofit in Georgia here, and take their 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.
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts hosts seminars on the Form 1023 application. Check the schedule here.
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has many free webcasts and articles on a variety of topics pertaining to starting a nonprofit here, including information about Form 1023, the IRS Guide to Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status, and You Got Your 501(c)(3) Status, Now What?
Carefully review the IRS filing application, so you are aware of all the legal implications of operating a nonprofit.
When you've set up your nonprofit, we invite you to consider the many benefits of GCN Membership!