RE: Starting a Non-Profit
1. Marry someone rich ,win the Lotto yourself , cash in your Internet stock
options or get a group of financial angels who will provide your nacent
organization with seed money. Unless you're a trust fund baby, apply for
grants ( the CCG got it's cast iron gate from the now defunct Astor
Foundation.) Fundraise, Fundraise, Fundraise!
2. Organize yourself a board, lay out your organizational principles, figure
our your mission statement, and, most importantly, become a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation under federal and local laws.
3. Decide what your program(s) will cost and create a budget.
4. Check out how you're doing with number 1. Start T-shirt and cake sales.
Take 2 aspirins and call your doctor in the morning.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Katherine Soucy [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 10:49 AM
> To: Katherine Soucy; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [cg] Starting a Non-Profit
> Sorry, I should clarify. There is nothing in my area that has any
> relation to organic gardening, community gardening, etc. That is what I
> want to start, just something local here. Thanks
> Katherine Soucy wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I am throwing around the idea in my head about starting a non-profit
> > organization that works locally with community gardeners. Does anyone
> > know how I might go about starting this, or atleast research the
> > possibility? Thanks for any help.
> > Kate
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