Why Start a Nonprofit?

More than 12 years ago I started into the nonprofit world not knowing anything about how to run or fund a nonprofit. I wanted to spend the summer doing humanitarian work in Mexico supported solely by donors. The challenge I faced was that not many others besides my family wanted to donate money to my ambitions without being able to get a tax-deductible donation for the giving. Instantly, I was thrust into the frustrating and confusing quests of starting a nonprofit.

Though starting a nonprofit can be daunting, the nonprofit industry has made the experience of creating a nonprofit much more difficult than it has to be. Starting a nonprofit can be a satisfying and amazing way to spend one’s life.

For many years after creating my nonprofit and having great success in running it, the process of getting it started was worth the effort. With the nonprofit, I can go anywhere in the world, work to help those who are less fortunate, and allow people to donate to my nonprofit. For those in the US, the giving is tax-deductible.

There are those all over the Internet that would others from starting nonprofits. Claiming that there is already too many nonprofits in existence. The fact is, many of these same people who discourage others either have started their own nonprofit or work for a nonprofit. However, the needs of those less fortunate continue to grow and not enough helping them. While there may be many nonprofits in existence much of 80/20 rule still applies. Only 20% of the nonprofits in existence actually do most of the work.

If you have the desire to become part of the 20% actually doing nonprofit work, then I encourage you to start a nonprofit because there’s plenty of room for you. The fulfillment it gives a person’s life to help others is worth the effort and expense. I have also found, the challenges of creating a nonprofit in affordable manner, learning to fund it a sustainable donor base, and the continual successful operation of a nonprofit does not have to be hard or expensive. Instead, I have devoted my time to helping those that want to easily create and run successful nonprofits. I can easily teach you how to start a nonprofit in no time at all.

Starting a non profit can be relatively simple and there are two popular ways to do so. The first is through setting up an independent 501c3 nonprofit. This is accomplished by incorporating a non profit corporation in the state in which you will be doing your non profit work. You will most likely want to apply for tax exempt status through the IRS which can be a lengthy and expensive process.

There is a simpler, much easier and quicker method of setting up a non profit through Fiscal Sponsorship. Fiscal Sponsorship allows you to have your non profit projects set up within the already existing structure of an independent 501c3 non profit. This process can be much quicker than setting up an independent non profit because it is the Fiscal Sponsor that makes the determination to include your non profit projects in within their nonprofit. In most cases, this will give your non profit projects complete 501c3 tax exempt status.