FIC Research Guides/Bibliographies: Starting a Nonprofit

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Starting a Nonprofit

The following list of publications examines how to start and operate nonprofit organizations in the United States.  These resources, and the step-by-step chart below, provide helpful advice on incorporating your organization, registering with the state, and applying for tax exemption.  All of the items listed ar located in the Funding Information Center and cannot be checked out of the library.

Click here to see an informational chart about to how form and operate a nonprofit organization in WI.


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Visit the Funding Information Center's web site for links to valuable resources on the Internet: