Starting a Nonprofit
Starting a Nonprofit from the Foundation Center: "Before forming a nonprofit, your first step is to find out if organizations (nonprofit, for-profit, or government) are already doing the same or similar work in your community. It will be harder to get support if you are just duplicating existing services, versus improving or adding to them..."
Starting a Nonprofit in Ohio from the Ohio Secretary of State: "This guide has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that you seek legal and tax counsel before acting upon this information..."
Applying for Tax Exempt Status from the IRS
Kent State University Trumbull Campus Library is now a member of the Foundation Center's nationwide network. This group of libraries, community foundations, and other non-profit organizations provides a vast collection of resources for individuals and agencies that do fundraising. The Trumbull Campus Library is open to the public and the parking is free. Anyone with a need for information on grants and fundraising now has an incredible wealth of resources at his disposal. Grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and ndation Center's electronic database, The Foundation Directory Online, are provided for free public access as a service to the community. The fully-searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the the Founation's top funders.For more information, call Rose Guerrieri at 330-675-8866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.