Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church

by Joy Skjegstad. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.

This comprehensive book provides congregations with the necessary tools to decide whether or not starting a nonprofit organization is in their best interest, helping determine readiness and moving forward.


advantages and risks of starting a nonprofit, determining readiness, control versus autonomy, structuring a board of directors, raising funds

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Determine if your congregation is ready to start a nonprofit by considering the advantages and risks.
  • Study this resource with clergy and lay leaders to discuss topics such as structuring a board of directors, navigating legal and personnel issues, and fundraising.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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