Nonprofit 101

1-Page-Nonprofit Business Plan

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” However, too often – and this has happened to nearly everyone – it’s not the failure to plan, but simply being unsure of the steps involved, that can kill a dream of doing big things – … [Read more...]

Recruit Your Nonprofit Founding Board of Directors

Start simple. You + Two Friends. Loyalty comes first.Now that you’ve got your “Instant Impact” Statement down, you need to find friends (we recommend just two when you’re starting out) who can sit on your board. Here are a few simple principles … [Read more...]

How to Name Your Nonprofit Organization

Curious about the best process to select a name for your new entity? Whether you're starting a nonprofit or a commercial venture, the challenges and principles of naming your organization are fundamental. The idea is to keep this process short and … [Read more...]

Simple Tax Exempt Status — Making the Impossible Possible

What makes a person a hero? We’ve all heard stories of intrepid explorers or courageous soldiers, but what if your daily life seems much more ordinary than the actions we deem “heroic”? At Yippiekiyay, we believe anyone has the potential to be a … [Read more...]

The Advantages of Nonprofit Incorporation

Aside from the societal benefits, there are many legal advantages to being declared a nonprofit corporation. Among them are tax exemption, the right to solicit donations, qualification for grants, employee benefits, and lower postal … [Read more...]

Defining 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organizations

To be tax exempt, an organization must have one or more exempt purposes stated in its organizing document. In the case of nonprofits or 501(C)(3) organizations, they must be charitable, educational, or religious.For an organization to be … [Read more...]

What is a Nonprofit Organization?

There are 26 different types of nonprofits or not for profit organizations. In its most basic form, a nonprofit organization is one that, as its namesake states, does not claim a profit, and also serves the public interest. Generally, the purpose of … [Read more...]