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Product Details

  • Series: How to Form Your Own Nonprofit Corporation, 4th ed
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Nolo; 4th edition (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873374517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873374514
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #450,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Scads of tax and legal considerations, with forms and state rules. -- Business Week

Shows how to fill out all the necessary forms for nonprofit status. -- Orange County Register

The $40 spent on this book and software could save a fledgling nonprofit corporation thousands of dollars in legal fees. -- Providence Journal Bulletin

This book is precisely what you need. -- BookPage

This clearly written book contains step-by-step instructions on how to form a non-profit corporation in any state. -- Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine

About the Author

Attorney Anthony Mancuso, a corporations and limited liability company expert, is author of Nolo’s bestselling corporate and LLC law series. He is the author and programmer of LLC Maker, software to form an LLC in each state, and many Nolo business-formation books, including: How To Form Your Own Limited liability Company, Nolo's Quick LLC, Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual, How to Form Your Own Corporation (California, New York, and Texas editions); How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National and California Editions); Nolo's California Quick Corp; and The Corporate Minutes Book. He is also co-author of How to Create a Buy-Sell Agreement & Control the Destiny of Your Small Business. His books and software have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form an LLC or incorporate. He also is a guitarist and licensed helicopter pilot.

More About the Author

Anthony Mancuso is a California attorney and a corporations and limited liability company expert. He graduated from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, is a member of the California State Bar, writes books and software in the fields of corporate and LLC law, and has studied advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He also works as a technical writer, and is currently employed by Google.org in Mountain View, CA. He is the author of many Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (both profit and nonprofit) and limited liability companies. His titles include Incorporate Your Business, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (national and California editions), Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, The Corporate Records Handbook, LLC or Corporation?, and Your Limited Liability Company - an Operating Manual. His books have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form a corporation or LLC. He also is a licensed helicopter pilot and has performed for years as a guitarist in various musical idioms.

Customer Reviews

Anthony Mancuso has packed a lot of legal expertise in a easy to understand book.
Carol L. Topp Cpa
Even if you intend to use a lawyer to incorporate (which I recommend, also), this book will educate you on the things you need to know to understand the process.
Art Mellor
This is a good book to have even if you are just thinking of starting a non-profit.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

281 of 284 people found the following review helpful By Rena Pina on January 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a consultant to community service groups, I recommend this book to each and every one of my clients. If you're looking to start a nonprofit organization, it has everything you need to know to start a 501(c)(3) without hiring a lawyer for hundreds or thousands of dollars. The book walks you through the state incorporation process and the federal/IRS application process; it includes copies and a computer disk with pre-formatted samples of: letters, Articles of Incorporation, Organization Bylaws, Meeting Minutes formats, and more. It also takes you step-by-step through the IRS Form 1023, which you must complete for 501(c)(3) determination. This detailed information about the Form 1023 is MOST helpful for anyone looking to start a nonprofit group!
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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 1998
Format: Paperback
How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation is the simplest, straight-foward, plain english help available for groups trying to organize themselves as a tax-exempt non profit organization! Mancuso gives clear real-life examples and self tests to determine which of a plethora of options is the right one for your org., as well as suggested language to satisfy every scrutinous section in your exemption application. Don't even THINK about trying to go at it without this book at your side.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Georgia Hadley on July 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
When I ordered this book, I knew nothing about the nuts and bolts of non-profit incorporation.
By following the steps clearly laid out in this book, I had my articles of incorporation, bylaws, and 501c(3) forms finished in days.
This is by far the best book I have ever seen of its kind. A very complicated process has been simplified enough for anyone who will put in the sincere effort to follow the book and complete the steps.
Thank you Anthony Mancuso!!!
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Art Mellor on February 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
I have started 4 companies in the past, my first nonprofit 2 years ago. I didn't know anything about them and this book taught me everything I needed to know to get going. I am frequently asked how to start a nonprofit by friends and I always just point them to this book. Even if you intend to use a lawyer to incorporate (which I recommend, also), this book will educate you on the things you need to know to understand the process.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 26, 1999
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This is the very best work I have found to date which totally describes the process of forming a non-profit corporation in terms most people could understand. Well worth a look! You'll wish you started here first!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
When I was starting up my nonprofit I didn't have thousands of dollars to waste paying a lawyer for advice. If this sounds familiar then I highly recommend Nolo's How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation. It takes you over all of the legal hurdles that you'll encounter in a well organized and user-friendly format. They've got you covered from preparing Articles of Incorporation, to applying for tax exemption, to following your state's specific requirements. It even includes all the forms you'll need on an included CD-ROM. Why waste money you don't have on expensive lawyers when you can do it just as well youself for so much cheaper? I didn't and now my nonprofit is prospering! Thanks Nolo.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 2004
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Before buying this book, our group spent thousands in legal fees trying to figure out how to form a nonprofit to help save our children's school library.
After reading this book, we got the nonprofit up and running -- and yes, the school library is alive and even expanding! The instructions were clear, the "Real English" style helped, the forms were accompanied with line by line instructions. We checked out other books, but this is the only one that addressed our needs. It's an amazing, amazing book. Thank you, Mr. Mancuso!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Alex Linsker on June 16, 2002
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This is a great book which walks you through the steps of nonprofit incorporation, but just be careful and allow enough time to double-check crucial information with your state Attorney-General's office.
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