Explore Your First Steps to Starting a Nonprofit Organization
At BryteBridge, we offer two distinct pathways for creating your organization. These nonprofit startup packages allow you to file for incorporation status quickly with professional assistance from our experienced nonprofit consultants. Both options ensure your organization will be incorporated correctly with the state (or states) you’ll be operating in and offer the opportunity to also obtain your 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
Your first step to starting a nonprofit organization is to pick which package best suits your needs and experience level. Here’s a breakdown of what is included in each of the two options:
Nonprofit Startup Basics Package
Best for those looking to keep costs down as they begin the nonprofit startup process while ensuring the basics are covered, featuring options for incorporation and attaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS.
Nonprofit Startup Complete Package
Ideal for nonprofits wanting a full-service experience during their first year as a nonprofit, featuring incorporation, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, state registration, and annual 990 tax form requirements.
Which Nonprofit Startup Package Is Right For Me?
Whether you’re an experienced nonprofit professional or a first-time nonprofit entrepreneur, the first step to starting a nonprofit organization is always the same: you must file your incorporation paperwork so that you can receive your Employer Identification Number (EIN). This step must be done first before you even decide what specific tax-exempt status your organization should be classified under (there are many more options beyond the 501(c)(3) designation).
When it comes to selecting which BryteBridge Nonprofit Startup Package, it’s crucial to evaluate your experience level with creating nonprofits, whether you already have experienced staff to help with the filing requirements, how much money you have in your budget for startup costs, and how much time you have at your disposal. Many first-time nonprofit entrepreneurs may find themselves short on time if they are currently working a full-time job while bootstrapping a nonprofit organization devoted to a cause they are passionate about addressing.
While the Basics package will give you everything you need to ensure that your paperwork is filed correctly and quickly, the Complete package offers extended support with a dedicated consultant who will be an ally in leading your organization to success. If you have questions about either package, please contact us. We’re happy to talk with you about the needs of your organization.