Are you dedicated and passionate about certain causes that affect you and your community? Are you highly organized and ready to put in the time, effort, and money to give even more back to your community? You might be ready to consider starting a nonprofit organization.
this guide, starting a nonprofit means that you want to form a 501(c)(3)
public charity. The websites below will
assist you in starting a nonprofit in Maryland, or to find alternatives to
starting a nonprofit.
If you find that there are other nonprofits already doing what you want to do, here are a few suggestions:
Finally, continue to find the information needed to start and run a nonprofit organization:
If you want to seek out donations regionally or nationally, file the Unified Registration Statement from National Association of State Charities Officials.
The Foundation Center’s Nonprofit Startup Resources by State provides links to helpful state resources such as nonprofit associations, legal support organizations and government agencies.
GrantSpace’s How Do I Start a Nonprofit Organization includes online training and websites about nonprofit start-up.
Hurwit & Associates’ Nonprofit Law Resource Library includes information on nonprofit start-up issues, state filing and compliance, state statutes, international activities, governance and board questions, mergers and affiliations, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and charitable contributions.
Community Law Center a nonprofit law firm provides legal services throughout Maryland to promote stronger nonprofits and more vibrant neighborhoods.
Contact us through our Ask A Librarian Service, call (410-396-5321), or write:
Social Science and History Department
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Or, if you are outside of Maryland, contact your local library.