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Establishing a Nonprofit Organization

Let's review the start-up checklist for establishing a nonprofit organization:

As you begin the process of establishing your nonprofit organization, it is important to remember that before you begin the process of fundraising, your organization must be able to demonstrate the key characteristics of a successful nonprofit organization: a vital mission, clear lines of accountability, high-quality programs and services, and reliable and diverse revenue streams.

Securing Your Organization's Future
Much of the information included in this tutorial was excerpted from the Foundation Center publication, Securing Your Organization's Future, by Michael Seltzer. You may purchase this book via the Center's Marketplace, or view a condensed portion of the volume through our Online Bookshelf.

You also may wish to attend the Center's full-day course, Securing Your Organization's Future: Developing a Fundraising Plan. Visit the Marketplace for information on registration fees, the dates and times.


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