RE: Starting a Non-Profit
You might take a look at "Starting and Running a
Nonprofit Organization" by Joan M. Hummel. I can't
recommend it personally, but it rated well on AMazon.
Find a lawyer who is sympathetic to non-profits,
you'll likely need one eventually to review
incorporation papers. You might think too about
finding another non-profit in the area that you could
partner with and use their incorporation. Basically,
it probably comes down to what you want/need to get
out of it. It's a bit of a hassle/work, but a
neccesity if you are planning on writing many grants.
Might also try:
The Complete Guide to Nonprofit
Corporations/Step-By-Step Guidelines, Procedures and
Forms to Maintain a Nonprofit Corporation; Ted
A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit
Organization, 2nd Edition; Bruce R. Hopkins
How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (How to Form Your
Own Nonprofit Corporation, 4th Ed); Anthony Mancuso
Hope this helps,
--- "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> Good Luck!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Katherine Soucy
> > 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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