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Starting a Nonprofit
You’ve identified a need in the community. You want to give something back to society. You’ve talked to a few people and they think you have a great idea. You need to be able to receive tax-deductible donations or solicit grants from
corporations and foundations. You’ve had experience in other organizations and want
to form a new one to fill an unmet need. These are only a few of the many possible reasons for
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forming a non-profit, charitable organization. You may have even started the process, only to hit a few bumps in the road or come up with questions that need answering. Or maybe the whole idea seems daunting: Which state government agency do you need to talk to? Can’t you go straight to the IRS? What forms and reports have to be filed every year? And above all: Will forming a new organization be the most effective way to reach your goal?
Now is the perfect time to take a step back. Remember that what first energized you
was a specific need, problem to solve, or issue that you felt needed attention. You
are looking for the best way to work on this issue. That is really your goal—and the
foundation for moving ahead.
There are a number of important issues to keep in mind as you decide what the
most effective medium will be to reach your goal. You’ll need to know what a non-profit
is, some of the legal advantages and disadvantages of forming a non-profit, some of
the requirements for forming and sustaining a non-profit, and alternatives to forming a new organization. And, if you are a house of worship, or a faith based organization, there are some specific questions that apply to you and not to others.
Although we typically focus on 501(c)(3) organizations, there are many other types of non-profits as well. It's important to always consult with an appropriate professional to review your own particular circumstances. That's where we can help.
We offer a free consultation to those looking to start a nonprofit. Our goal in working with you is to answer basic questions about what a non-profit is and how to form one as well as portray a realistic picture of what is involved in getting a new non-profit up and running.
Consider this your first step in determining if a new charitable non-profit corporation is the best way for your group to reach its goal.
The second step is your own further research into your community, the need, and the legal and administrative issues you'll need to tackle to keep your nonprofit up and running once it's been started.
And, after talking with us, if you decide you can tackle the start-up process yourself, you'll be better prepared to do just that. Or, you can ask us to handle the whole thing for you, and we'll do it for an unbelievably low cost.
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The recognition of your organization as 501c3 tax exempt entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers many advantages in helping your organization receive donations. Primarily, having an active 501c3 status allows donors to receive a tax deduction, provides grant funding eligibility for the nonprofit, lower postage rates, and increased credibility within the community. We can help you gain an active exempt status with the IRS just as we have helped hundreds of other nonprofits get theirs successfully.
What do we offer?
We offer 501c3 document preparation for nonprofit organizations at a fair price. Understanding the requirements to start a nonprofit, your professional consultant can prepare all of the necessary documentation to secure your organizations’ tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.
Our services include: Articles of Incorporation, Form 1023, Financials, Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, Foreign Registration, Fundraising Descriptions, Fictitious Names (DBA) and Charitable Organization Registration. We will review your organizing documents, assist with follow up with the IRS in response to official correspondence, and even assist with other 501c designations.
Why choose us to prepare your Form 1023 documents? The 501c3 tax exemption process can be very convoluted, tedious and complex. You do not want your organization to be at risk due to inexperienced volunteers or companies processing your IRS Form 1023. If done improperly, the processing of your status can be delayed for months. Here at Raiser Sharp Consulting, we work with clients nationwide, having filing expertise in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Moreover, we work fast to get a quick approval for your nonprofit organization. In some cases, we have assisted nonprofits in receiving their status in as little as 30 days.
We understand that this process can be difficult and you may need assistance starting a nonprofit, especially with limited funding. Accordingly, we offer affordable solutions to help you get started and move forward. Please note that our document preparation fees do not include state or federal government filing fees.
Moving forward with our services entails more than just document or product completion. We do not define our customers simply by product, or treat our clients as “just another number” as many of our competitors do. Our company has successfully served hundreds nationwide with solutions to help advance their mission, vision, and aims. Moreover, we have assisted these individuals and organization as if they were our own family, providing Fanatical Customer Service and peace-of-mind regarding the future of their organization. Even after we have completed your product or services, we are here to help. With over thirty years working for or serving the nonprofit sectors, it is our mission to help you help others in whichever manner we professionally can. Your search is over; Raiser Sharp Consulting is your one-stop resource center for nonprofit growth and business development. Allow our skilled consultants to complete the necessary documents for your nonprofit.
There are really three separate applications you need to consider: your Articles of Incorporation (Forming the Nonprofit Entity), your 501c3 Application (gaining your tax-exempt status) and your State Registration (keeping you qualified annually in your local area). We have extensive experience in preparing all of these document for nonprofit organizations. We can complete all three applications - both state and federal- for your organization and stay with you until they are approved. And we'll do it all for only $500.
Best of all, we offer flexible payment methods. Some key benefits of working with us include:
Affordable Pricing: Our services are priced to accommodate your nonprofit’s budget while still including all necessary items for your organization.
Professional Quality: We pride ourselves on the professional-grade quality work completed by our consultants, and guarantee 100% satisfaction.
Full-Service Options: We do our document preparation services in house, providing our customers with consistent professional service, quality, and quick turnaround.
Streamlined Process: We prepare your documents in a timely manner, allowing you to receive your filings for submission within 2-5 days after receiving all necessary information.
Complementing Services: We offer a variety of nonprofit services after you are established, including leadership (board & staff) development, marketing, fundraising and more all for an affordable price!
Experienced Staff: We bring over 30 years to the table in establishing, organizing, planning, gaining exposure and raising funds for nonprofits. We know what it takes to put your organization on the strongest footing, and ensure you have everything you need out of the gate.
Long-Term Relationship: Because we offer many services, our goal is to WIN our clients with great pricing and fanatical customer service to enable a long-term relationship.