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Starting a Nonprofit

This guide offers information and resources on starting a nonprofit in Colorado.

Additional Nonprofit Guides

Federal Filing and the 1023/1023-EZ

Colorado State Filings

Board Development

It's the law! Standards for Excellence® recommends 5-12 board members. You will want to look beyond family and friends, because funders will inquire about your board and their support, if you seek grant funding.  

Bylaws are the rules that govern the internal management of the organization and should be written by the organization's founders and/or directors, with legal council.

Connect with other Local Nonprofits