1023 501(c)3 Application:

 -1023EZ (Short Form): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1023ez.pdf

-1023 (Long Form): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1023.pdf

Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont/Charlotte: http://www.bbb.org/charlotte/charities-donors  - The Better Business Bureau reviews charities against 20 Standards for Charity Accountability to provide donors with information to make charitable giving decisions.

Charlotte, NC - SCORE - www.charlotte.score.org

CPCC and most Community College offer free 'nonprofit classes' in their Small Business Centers or Evening Adult Education Classes.

Council of Foundations:     www.cof.org

Keeping track of donations and donor information is very important for nonprofits (of any size). 
Many nonprofits are always looking for the perfect CRM(Customer relationship management ) to purchase in order to managing a company's interaction with current and future customers.

Here are a few websites to help you make your decision. We are not recommending any one particular product as each of you has a different need.  Best you make this decision!

Foundation online (grant research): 
https://fconline.foundationcenter.org  (available at major library centers)

IRS.gov   http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits

Management Help                                    http://managementhelp.org
Library online providing great resources on how to manage and set up your Board of Directors and base ministry.

National Center for Charitable Statistics: http://nccs.urban.org/faq/

Solicitation License:  Did you know that 40 States require charities to obtain a license to solicit contributions. This applies to nonprofits, consultants and Event Planners. This license us renewable every year.

Arkansas - http://arkansasag.gov/programs/arkansas-lawyer/charities

Illinois - 

North Carolina -

South Carolina -


- Nonprofit Times- www.thenonprofittimes.com
- Philanthropy Journey -

Resources for nonprofits

Consulting for Start Up Nonprofits

 Helping Nonprofits Achieve Their Missions

USING THE INTERNET:  Just a suggestions, please be cautious of what you take off the internet.. Check the date articles and information and confirm validity of the author before implementing the model or procedure you have researched. Our website information is checked frequently and is current as of 2016.