The first and arguably most important question you should ask yourself before endeavoring to start a new organization is whether or not your cause needs another non-profit. As was mentioned in the introduction, there are a lot of passionate people in the world using their energy to help make things better.
Do you have a plan?
Do You Know Your State Rules on Incorporation?
How Are You Going To Deal With The IRS?
Are There Other Organizations That Can Help You?
What Makes You Unique?
Where Should You Start Building Relationships?
How Can You Show Your Gratitude?
Are You Keeping Good Records?
Are You Insured Properly?
When Should You Start Applying For Grants?
What are your long term goals?
Founding a nonprofit can be a daunting and complicated task but with organization, passion and attention to detail, it is possible to create an organization that will help change the world for the better. That’s obviously an opportunity worth investigating and working towards and hopefully the above considerations will guide you well in that process.