Communicating Results (Kalamazoo)
CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Communicating with Grantees (Webinar)
Skills Based Volunteer (Grand Rapids)
The Board Primer in Traverse City: An Introduction to Governance (Traverse City)
Using Roberts Rules to Run Effective Board Meetings (Jackson)
Getting Your Organization Onboard with Fundraising- Weaving a Philanthropic Culture (Traverse City)
Starting a Nonprofit
How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
There have been a number of changes to state and federal laws regulating the nonprofit sector since the last revision of our publication, "Starting a Tax-Exempt Nonprofit in Michigan." We are working to update this publication.
Check the MNA Statewide Events Calendar for trainings on this subject.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014: The Internal Revenue Service has issued a simplified application process for smaller organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Organizations with expected annual receipts of $50,000 and assets of less than $250,000 are eligible to file the three-page form. The IRS Form 1023-EZ (which must be filed electronically), instructions, and application process (Revenue Procedure 2014-40) are now available on the IRS website.
For additional tax information on charitable organizations and other nonprofits, visit the IRS website.
For current information on procedures and requirements for general administration and enforcement statues, registering your organization, and fundraising; visit the State of Michigan Attorney General's Charitable Trust Section.