Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit? What to Consider Before You Begin

Center for Non-Profit Corporations, 2013.

This 25-page booklet reviews the questions to ask and steps to take before determining whether or not to start a nonprofit organization.


advantages and risks of starting a nonproft, legal considerations, forming a nonprofit board

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition



Suggested Uses

  • Consider if creating a nonprofit is a realistic possibility by reading the section, "Spinning Off a New Nonprofit: The Advantages and Risk for Houses of Worship."
  • Seek additional information about state-specific procedures and regulations before taking the first steps towards starting a nonprofit.

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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