How do I start a nonprofit in Alabama?
Small Business Development Centers are funded and designed to assist for-profit small businesses and are not able to invest a significant amount of time working with non-profit organizations. However, our business advisors are able to provide some guidance, and we have provided some basic information below. SBDC personnel are able to help non-profits access disaster relief programs. You may find the Internet links below helpful in finding information on fundraising, management, starting a non-profit business, and other topics of interest to non-profit information seekers.
Starting a Nonprofit Organization in Alabama
The steps below should help to guide you through the process of starting your nonprofit, but are not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney familiar with the law of tax-exempt organizations in Alabama. The guidelines below are for informational purposes, and we do recommend that you consult with legal counsel to ensure that you are in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations governing the establishment and operations of a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Source: Alabama Association of NonProfits
Step 1: Research
Step 2: Key Questions to Ask Before Getting Started
Step 3: State Forms
Step 4: Federal Filings
Step 5: Final Steps