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Original post by the Florida Nonprofit Alliance can be found here

We receive numerous calls and inquiries from passionate individuals interested in starting a nonprofit but do not know where to begin. Through our many collaborative partnerships, we can provide you assistance.

Fundamentals for a New Tax-Exempt Entity

Form the entity: Non-profit corporate need the following
  • Articles of Incorporation- Filed with the State (see
  • Bylaws- Not filed with the State, but required by law
  • Initial meeting of Board of Directors and appointment of Initial Officers
  • Conflict of Interest Policy- Required by IRS (
  • Trust Agreement
File for determination of tax-exempt status with the IRS
Follow Up regarding important next steps, as applicable

While the Florida Nonprofit Alliance's mission is to strengthen nonprofits in legislative, advocacy, and public policy issues, our partners provide excellent nonprofit capacity building advice and expertise.

The document below will point you to Nonprofit Management Support Organizations located throughout the state of Florida. Location and contact information are also provided.

Florida Management Support Organizations Contact Information

You can also click on the link below for a short video from the Foundation Center that provides guidance.


Once your nonprofit paperwork is complete, our 501cPro Toolkit provides organizational self-assessment, a library of sample policies and procedures, and access to the Nonprofit Helpline for new or expanding organizations.

Click here for more information about the 501cPro Toolkit


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