Nonprofit Startup Package

STARTING A NONPROFIT IS LIKE STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Let us do the work for you! We’ll guide you through the steps to becoming an independent, successful organization, including incorporation, governing documents, employer ID number, 1023 application, charitable solicitation registration, and other state compliance filings in Maryland. Our Startup Package also includes membership with Maryland Nonprofits for one year.

 

OUR STARTUP PACKAGE INCLUDES

Organizational Development Consultation

You will spend up to two hours with one of our experienced nonprofit startup consultants to ensure your proposed nonprofit is positioned for success. Together we’ll complete all of the documents and filings that support your application for tax exemption. You’ll get a one-year membership with Maryland Nonprofits, opening the door to a huge variety of member benefits and resources.

Forms and Application Preparation

The IRS estimates it takes over 100 hours for a novice to prepare Form 1023. Let us put your application package together! Using your organizational documents, and in consultation with your founding board, we will complete Form 1023 for you.

State Compliance Filings

After receiving your 501(c)(3) status you must register with the State of Maryland before soliciting donations. We’ll take care of your Maryland Charitable Solicitation Registration, the State income tax exemption application, and your Sales & Use tax exemption application.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SPEND

Maryland Nonprofits’ Startup Package: $1200
Articles of Incorporation Filing Fee: $220 (Payable to Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation)
1023 Filing Fee: $600 for Form 1023 or $275 for Form 1023EZ (Payable to US Treasury)
 Total: Either $2,020 or $1,695

READY? NEXT STEPS:

  1. Complete our intake application.
  2. If you think your gross receipts will be below $50,000 per year for the first three years, complete the IRS 1023EZ Eligibility Worksheet and upload it to your intake application.
  3. Your application will be reviewed and a member of our team will contact you to get started.

 

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