We frequent the following helpful links for non-profits and suggest you do as well

The Idealist Nonprofit Center – Provides many links and good information on a variety of issues facing nonprofits. Review their FAQs for start-up of nonprofits, and FAQs on where to start when creating a nonprofit.

“Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit? What to Consider Before You Begin” from the Center for Non-Profit Corporations – A helpful downloadable introductory guide for deciding on starting a nonprofit organization (written for NJ nonprofits but generally applicable to all new nonprofits nationwide).

The Foundation Center– Repository of helpful information for grant writing, fundraising, etc. The Foundation Center’s Establishing a Nonprofit Organization is a very helpful online tutorial, available in their Care2’s Online Marketing Blog for Nonprofits-Five Fundraising Tips for online fundraising campaigns.

CompassPoint – Program Guides and Workshops

Guide Star – GuideStar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

Nonprofit Virtual Library – This web site focuses on nonprofit directories and other web sites (over 100 in all) providing advice or information about running nonprofits. 

Fundsnet Online – Fundsnet Services.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives, fundraising programs, philanthropy, foundations and 501(c)(3) non-profits organizations sources by posting related links on this site.

Alliance For Justice – Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.

Care2’s Marketing Blog – Great non-profit blog highlighting current trends, non-profit info-graphics and more.

IRS – Internal Revenue Service

IRS: Apply for Tax Exemption – Frequently Asked Questions About Applying for Tax Exemption

IRS: Tax Info for Charitable Orgs – Links to helpful information about points of intersection between charitable organizations and the IRS, including access to explanatory information and forms that an organization may need to file with the IRS.