Starting a Nonprofit: Additional Resources

Three business people shaking hands

« Return to the Starting a Nonprofit guide

Additional Resources

Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit

MCN’s Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit is packed with information on how to start and manage a successful nonprofit, including a step-by-step guide through the process of incorporating and gaining tax-exempt status. The handbook also includes federal filing forms and samples of articles of incorporation and bylaws.

Priced low for small budgets, this easy-to-use handbook is a great tool for those who are beginning the start-up process, those who are just thinking about starting a nonprofit, and those who just want to know more about Minnesota’s laws and regulations for nonprofits.

Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit cover

Starting a Successful Nonprofit Workshop

These workshops are designed to provide all the information you need to start a successful nonprofit organization in Minnesota — beginning with an understanding of why you may or may not want to start a nonprofit organization and what other opportunities may be available to you. By working closely with the easy-to-use Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit, the session will lead participants through the step-by-step process for incorporating and applying for tax-exempt status. Visit MCN’s events calendar to find the next offering of the workshop.

Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations

Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations is a guide provided by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to assist board members with the important responsibilities assumed when they volunteer their time. It is only a guide and is not meant to prescribe exactly how board members must act in all situations.

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence are based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility and accountability. The 11 accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and the business sector. The 192 management practices provide specific guidelines for individual organizations to evaluate and improve their operations, governance, human resources, advocacy, financial management, and fundraising.