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How To Start a Nonprofit

How To Start a Nonprofit

These are the basic requirements. Organizing a charitable organization should include a number of operational duties for the survival of the business. At a minimum, these items should include a strategic plan, case statement, articles of incorporation, budget, and set of...


Glossary of Nonprofit Terms

Glossary of Nonprofit Terms

Annual Fundraising Activity Report The Annual Fundraising Activity Report is a form that needs to be filed each year by nonprofits that would like to register to solicit contributions in Maine. This filing requirement is in addition of the normal Maine registration...


Choosing A Fiscal Year End

Choosing A Fiscal Year End

Many organizations automatically align their fiscal year so that it coincides with the calendar year. Perhaps a calendar year end is a good choice for you, but there are issues that you should consider. Some of these are:


Charitable Solicitations Disclosure Statements

Charitable Solicitations Disclosure Statements

Some states require charitable solicitation disclosure statements to be included on all written materials mailed to potential contributors in their states.  The following is a list of disclosure statements that must be printed on all charitable solicitations mailed in to...


Charleston Principles - regulations, policies, and guidelines to stay in compliance with online fundraising

Charleston Principles

Most of the state statutes that require registration literally apply to traditional fundraising techniques (e.g., telephone, direct mail, in-person solicitations), however, using activities that go beyond these traditional techniques (such a internet solicitation) raise a...