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Foreign Nonprofits: Doing Business Out of State If your nonprofit corporation is preparing to do business in a new state, you’ll need to register your nonprofit organization as a foreign entity in every state in which you want to solicit donations or sell products and services. The act of registering your nonprofit to do business out-of-... View
What is the Difference between a Nonprofit Organization and a Charity? While all charities are nonprofits, not all nonprofits are charities.  View
What is a Non-Profit? Recent counts by the National Center for Charitable Statistics estimate that there are currently more than 1.5 million active nonprofits in the United States. With a business structure so popular, you’d think it would be easy to describe what exactly a nonprofit is; however, if you can do... View
Charity Registration Checklist If your nonprofit is planning to actively engage in public fundraising, you’ll need to register the nonprofit as a charity in most states before you begin soliciting donations. Below, you’ll find a checklist of everything you need to do to make sure the job is done right.  View
Nonprofit Corporations vs. For-Profit Corporations What is the difference between a nonprofit corporation and a regular for-profit corporation? Aside from the name, the two entities can be separated by other differences ranging from the way each is operated to various tax implications. Below, you’ll find an in-depth analysis of for-profit... View
Mutual Benefit Nonprofits A mutual benefit nonprofit corporation is formed solely to benefit its own members. Unlike religious or public benefit nonprofits, the purpose of the mutual benefit nonprofit is not to benefit the public at large, but rather a very specific group. The other major difference is that the revenue... View
The State and Your Nonprofit The relationship between your nonprofit and the state starts as soon as you file your articles of incorporation with the secretary of state, and continues on throughout the duration of your nonprofit’s life. Here are the ways in which your nonprofit corporation will need to interact with... View
Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporations A public benefit nonprofit corporation is what people think of when they think nonprofit.  It is a charity that is advantageous to the public at large, meaning that anyone could benefit from the actions of the nonprofit.  View
Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Churches Religious nonprofit organizations are created at the state level like any other nonprofit; the difference being that they are formed for religious purposes. Generally, religious nonprofits are exempt from certain taxes—such as the income tax—and most religious organizations can file... View
Balancing Nonprofits and Paid Employees To many people, the idea of earning an income from a nonprofit organization seems absurd. However, many successful, tax-exempt nonprofits have paid staffs. Some nonprofits even offer executive salaries and benefit packages that rival those of big for-profit corporations. If this seems... View