Where to begin
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Nonprofit Law Resource Library – Checklist and resources for starting a nonprofit in CT
Small Business Development Center, Central Connecticut State University
5-Step Guide & Resources from the National Council of Nonprofits
Why Running a Nonprofit is the Hardest Job in Business
Guides & Exercises
Top Ten Strategic Principles for Nonprofit Organizations: Developing a set of principles to position a not for profit organization for success is a challenge in this day and age. Our world is changing and evolving, and at lightening speed. Without the simple bottom line for measurement, where you are going and how you are getting there can confound even the best strategic planners.
So you want to start a nonprofit!: Ten steps to starting a nonprofit organization.
Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters
The business-planning process offers nonprofit decision makers an opportunity to connect the dots between mission and programs, to specify the resources required to deliver those programs, and to establish performance measures.
How to Start a Nonprofit Organization A five-step outline from a graduate-level class on how to create a charitable nonprofit organization.
Sample Articles of Incorporation
Other tools and considerations
Starting a nonprofit: some early preparation.
Tools to Help Nonprofit Organizations
Faith-Based HUD Tookit
CT Nonprofits’ Tips for Starting a Nonprofit
Look before you leap! This information was amassed with a little help from our friends. Before going through the process of starting a new charity we strongly encourage you to read the first two FAQs.
Before you begin, some issues to consider.
Five alternatives to starting a nonprofit.
What are the key steps in forming a nonprofit?
What forms and documents do we have to file?
What takes place at our first board meeting?
Who can I contact at the IRS that can help?
Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
Empowering You To Help
Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations : A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement
Succeeding with Consultants: Self-Assessment for the Changing Nonprofit
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Accounting Standards & Government Regulations from the Non-Profit Resource Center
State of Connecticut Homepage
Secretary of State's Office
Nonprofit Risk Center
FirstGov for Nonprofits
Society for Nonprofits Organizations