How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Jun 27, 2020

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

So you want to start a nonprofit. While this is a noble pursuit, it’s hardly an easy one. You’ll need to approach it with the same focus and determination as any other entrepreneur.

“Starting any new business is difficult,” says a nonprofit startup report from Forbes. “You need to find investors, drum up interest, get your name out there, and have a strong vision of what your business will be and aim to achieve. In some ways, starting a nonprofit is the same as starting any other business, and in other ways, it is a lot different.”

This guide will walk you through many of the crucial steps required to getting a nonprofit organization up and running. If you already have small business experience, you’ll find plenty of overlap that will help you move through the steps faster.

About the Author

Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen is a writer specializing in small business loans, leadership skills, and growth strategies. He is a contributing writer for KSL 5 TV, where his articles have generated more than 6 million page views, and has been featured on and Grant is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." He has a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

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