Starting a Nonprofit: The Four Fundamental Steps
Session 1 | Starting a Mission-Based Organization
This session in the Starting a Nonprofit: The Four Fundamental Steps Series was designed to help participants navigate the creation of a mission-based organization.
Topics include how to define cause, conduct market analysis, create a mission and scope of work, and choose a structure and type of nonprofit.
Additionally, this session addresses the nonprofit organizational lifecycle and provides valuable and practical advice on initial planning, strategy, and compliance while covering the incorporation process -- including how to apply for, obtain, and maintain IRS tax exempt status.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Carlos Ponce, SPS Senior Lecturer
This event was open to Nonprofit Management students, alumni, and invited guests.
For questions, contact SPS-Nonprofit [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
IRS Federal Tax Obligations for Nonprofits
NYS Incorporation Instructions
NYS Certificate of Incorporation Form
NYS 1239 Certificate of Incorporation Form
Sarbanes/Oxley (BoardSource-Independent Sector)
Improving Mission Statements (Myers)
Starting and Managing a Nonprofit (Hopkins, Ch. 6)