Sample board member position description from the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association, http://refugefriendsconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Board-Member-Position-Description-1.docMore
Sample board officer position description from the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association, http://refugefriendsconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ONWRA-board-officer-position-descriptions.docMore
This checklist is provided by National Wildlife Refuge Association and intended only as guidance for starting your nonprofit.
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2-page PDF from Alliance for Justice on the process for electing the 501(h) expenditure testMore
Does your missions statement accurately reflect why your organization exist and what you want to achieve?More
- Applying for Exemption
- After You Apply
- More Information from the IRS
Sample attachment for form 1023 for a 501(c)(3) corporation from BolderAdvocacy.
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Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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Sample Articles of Incorporation from BolderAdvocacy.
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Sample bylaws provided by Friends organizations:
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association, http://refugefriendsconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Ottawa-Bylaws-adopted-by-board-6.4.doc
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, http://refugefriendsconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Approved-Bylaws-12-03-FOR.doc
The Friends of the Refuge - Mississippi River Pools 7 and 8, http://refugefriendsconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FOR78-BYLAWS-March-8-2016.docx
Sample bylaws from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. The bylaws are intended as only a model for nonprofits with membership.
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Comprehensive guide to starting and maintaining a nonprofit in Washington state.More