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Content summary

This course will guide individuals through the process of creating a nonprofit. Nonprofit Management will also prepare them to work with members of the organization and the Board of Directors to efficiently and effectively manage the nonprofit.


This learning project offers learning activities to ____.

  • Create a Mission Statement
  • Decide on a Board of Directors.
  • Decide which Committees will be necessary.
  • Choose a Name for the nonprofit. [Have the board draft several names and vote]
  • Write Articles of Incorporation
  • Draft Bylaws
  • Incorporate with Secretary of State
  • Determine 501(c) status.
  • Apply for a Federal EIN
  • Planning Ahead (Organization Plan)
  • Staff: Employees and Volunteers
  • Budget
  • Federal Tax Status Filing (1023 or 1024)
  • Marketing and Media Relations
  • Internet Presence [Webspoce]
  • Advocacy and Lobbying

Concepts to learn include:

Learning materials

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  • Wikiversity NPC - participants create a nonprofit corporation that will produce Wikiversity content.
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Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.


Additional helpful readings include: Nonprofit Checklist Nonprofit

Not for Profit Info

Melissadata Nonprofit Name Lookup

State Search Nonprofit Requirements

IRS Employee Identification Number Info

IRS Form 557 Describes the 501(c) process.

IRS Form 1023 Instructions

IRS Form 1023 501[c][3]

IRS Form 1024 other 501[c]

IRS Form 5768 (501(h) lobby election)

Center for Lobbying in the Public Incerest

Active participants

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  • Brylie


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