Emily and I wrote the Step by Step Guide for Starting a Nonprofit for our good friends at CalNonprofits. Check it out here.

If you're an executive or board member of a nonprofit and not familiar with CalNonprofits, you should be. Here's a short excerpt from their website:

The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve. In 2013 we are entering a new period of renewed activity and impact, and we invite you to join us as we chart a new course.

2 Responses to “CalNonprofits: Step by Step Guide for Starting a Nonprofit”

  1. Kevin E. Holmes

    I need an attorney, social media consultant, tech set-up, employ law, copy write info,

    • Gene Takagi

      Kevin, before you move forward with starting a nonprofit, it may be helpful to first gather the resources you need to start drafting a business plan. Recruit the prospective board members very early in the process to get their active involvement in obtaining the necessary resources and shaping the plan. If you have identified possible legal issues with your plan, get an attorney involved early on as well. You can contact us directly if you’re interested in engaging our firm and are establishing the nonprofit in California. Good luck!


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