Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ten Common Mistakes of Nonprofit Start-Ups

Robert DeMartinis is an AFP member and this is his website column on http://
Ten Common Mistakes of Nonprofit Start-Ups: "Top 10 Common Mistakes of Nonprofit Start-Ups
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Ten Common Mistakes of a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Start-Up:
1) Poor Initial Research
While passion for your cause may be strong, research is essential before determining if a need exists for a new organization to address it. Can the need be addressed if you partner with an existing organization? Do you have any idea of the operational aspects of a nonprofit organization? Would the organization qualify for tax-exempt status? Read everything you can before starting"

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