Starting a Nonprofit 

Checklist for Forming a Nonprofit

Forming and Operating a Private Foundation

Forming and Operating a California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation

Fiscal Sponsorship

Tax Exemption of Amateur Sports Organizations

Maintaining nonprofit status

Don’t Forget to Register with California’s Registry of Charitable Trusts

Political Campaign and Lobbying Activities

Engaging in a Trade or Business as a 501(c)(3) Organization

Annual Internal Financial Reporting Requirements for California Nonprofit Corporations

Suspension and Revocation

Don’t Forget to Register with the California’s Registry of Charitable Trusts

Suspension of a California Nonprofit Corporation

New California Law Governing Dissolution of Inactive California Nonprofit Corporations


Board of Directors – Legal Duties and Liabilities

How to Run a Nonprofit Board


What Receipts to Provide Donors

Hiring a Fundraiser – A Review of California Charitable Fundraising Laws

Legal Requirements for Nonprofit Fundraising Online or Outside of California

Running a Bingo, Poker or Raffle Charity Fundraiser

Non-501(c)(3) Nonprofits

Rules for a 501(c)(6) Business League

Rules for a 501(c)(7) Social Club

Other Tax-exempt Organizations


Nonprofits Working Internationally

Taxation of Churches and Religious Organizations in California

How to Dissolve a California Nonprofit Corporation

Welfare Exemption from Property Taxes for Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporations