Starting a Nonprofit - 501(c)(3)

We drafted a simple step-by-step guide for starting a California nonprofit public benefit corporation exempt under 501(c)(3) for CalNonprofits. It was made available in Spanish (Como empezar una entidad sin fines de lucro en California) in October 2015.

Here are some other articles you may find helpful:

Also check out our YouTube series on starting a nonprofit:

  • Initial Board of Directors
  • Purpose Statement
  • Fundraising Before Exemption
  • Form 1023
  • Initial Bylaws
  • Alternatives to Forming a Nonprofit
  • Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Private Foundation or Public Charity