Become a Nonprofit Organization: 501(c)3
Digital Media Law Project: Forming an NPO in Georgia
Starting a Nonprofit Organization in Georgia
From the Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Summary of Financial Forms
Statement of Activities (Income Statement)
These statements include how much money you've earned (your revenue) and subtracts how much you've spent (your expenses), resulting in the total of your unrestricted net assets. Basically, the statement includes total contributions minus total expenses. It presents the nature of your overall income and loss over a period of time giving you a sense of how well the nonprofit is operating.
Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
Whereas the statement of activities depicts the overall status of your profits (or deficits) by looking at income and expenses over a period of time, the balance sheet depicts the overall status of your finances at a fixed point in time. It totals all assets and subtracts all liabilities to compute your overall net worth (or net loss). This statement is referenced particularly when applying for funding.
Download Word format for Articles of Incorporation (necessary for application for 501(c)3 status). Source: Lectric Law Library and Free Management Library
A guide for developing a set of bylaws. Source: The Foundation Center/Blue Avocado
An example of basic bylaws for nonprofits. Source: CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Example of conflict of interest policy and board, management, and volunteer acknowledgment of receipt. Source: CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Sample confidentiality policy and agreement for board, management, and volunteers. Source: National Council of Nonprofits
Sample MOU to be used as a guide in writing your own. Source: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Brief explanation of the basics of Robert's Rules and a guide on using them.