To create an official Nonprofit, simply read more and follow the steps below! 1. Determine the name of the organization. Choose 3 different ones just in case. Call the state of Texas(512.463.5555) to check if it's already existing organization with that name. 2. Set up the Articles of Incorporation. See the Secretary of State website for a form to know what to complete. Make 2 copies of this form (it's not long, and requires the founder to list 3-4 board members) and send it to: The Secretary of State Statuary Filings Division Corporation Section PO Box 13697 Austin, TX 78711-3697 Ask for a stamped copy to be sent back to you. Send a check or money order for 25$ (processing fee). Make it out to the Secretary of State. 3.Go to www.irs.gov and register for an Employer ID #. It takes about ten minutes. 4. Create ByLaws/have first meeting. * You need a president, V.P., Treasurer and Secretary to do this. You can have more board members if you like, however. Just limit how many family members you have on board. The more you have, the more IRS will frown upon it (I listed 1 only). The mission statement should be no longer than 1-2 sentences. (I basically found one online and then customized it). Things to know: -You can re-reimburse for mileage. -Decide how often you want to have meetings (most are quarterly). -A legal meeting must consist of 3 members at least. -Secretary should always take notes; these are very important. -Volunteer hours should be recorded. -The Secretary MUST date and sign the last page of Bylaws. 5. Create a bank account for the organization. 2 people must be on the account from the board. 6. Have each member sign a Conflict of Interest Policy form (I found
To create an official Nonprofit, simply read more and follow the steps below!