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How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California (How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California)


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Start a nonprofit corporation with the forms and information you need to give back to your community!

Thousands of arts groups, educators, social-service agencies and others have used How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California to get their organizations off the ground. With a nonprofit corporation, you'll gain recognition, save money, become eligible for grants, and protect your members and directors from liability. And you can do all of this without spending thousands on an attorney. With this easy-to-use guide, anyone can do it!

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California includes complete instructions for obtaining federal 501(c)(3) tax-exemption and for qualifying public charity status forming a California nonprofit corporation, with the IRS. It also provides:

. line-by-line instructions for completing your application

. instructions and completed sample clauses for preparing articles of incorporation

. ready-to-use bylaws for membership and non-membership nonprofits

. ready-to-use minutes for the organizational meeting

. sheets with California's specific legal and tax requirements

This edition is completely updated to cover changes to the law. You'll also get updated instructions for using Form 1023 and coverage of new online services and options related to forming your nonprofit corporation. Forms are available to download at


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Your Legal Companion for Forming a Nonprofit Corporation in California

1 Is Nonprofit Incorporation Right for You?

2 Legal Rights and Duties of Incorporators, Directors, Officers, Employees, and Members
3 Requirements for Section 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption
4 Public Charities and Private Foundations
5 Other Tax Benefits and Requirements
6 Choose a Name and File Your Articles of Incorporation
7 Bylaws
8 Apply for Your Federal 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption
9 Final Steps in Organizing Your Nonprofit
10 After Your Corporation Is Organized
11 Lawyers, Legal Research, and Accountants
A Appendix A: The Interactive Forms and Online Material
B Appendix B: Information and Tear-Out Forms



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Mancuso, Anthony, Attorney
Mancuso, Anthony
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
California nonprofit corporation, tax-exempt status, Section 501(c)(3)
Business-Business Law General
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Fifteenth Edition
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11 x 8.5 x 1 in 2 lb

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