How to Start an Animal Rescue or Animal Welfare Nonprofit

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At Green Pets America We Wrote the Book and Know How to Start a Non-Profit from the Ground Up !

Want to start an animal welfare charity? Congratulations! Starting a nonprofit can be very rewarding – but very complex as well. In addition to providing your services, you must also hire, train and manage employees or volunteers, maintain compliance with Federal and State government regulations, understand your market, and position your nonprofit start-up to grow.

Donations do not come easily, especially for new non-profits with no community track record…and the odds of failing are fairly high. Therefore planning and working with an experienced existing non-profit animal welfare organization team is essential.

20 Key steps to start a Non-Profit:

  1. Set up a No-Profit Corporation in your State
  2. Elect a Board of Directors and Officers
  3. Obtain an EIN via IRS Form SS4
  4. Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  5. Adopt Bylaws
  6. Complete the extensive application for an IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption
  7. File For State Tax Exemption
  8. File Charity Solicitation Registration
  9. Prepare Meeting Minutes of Board of Directors
  10. Recruit & Train a Fundraising Team
  11. Develop a Strategic 5 Year Plan
  12. Develop Marketing Strategies
  13. Create a Unique Custom Logo
  14. Develop a Website
  15. Develop a Corporate Sponsorship Program
  16. Develop a Grant Solicitation Strategy
  17. Develop Board of Directors Duties
  18. Develop Organizational Policy Handbook
  19. Create a Press Release Package
  20. Create a Monthly & Annual Income Plan

If creating your own non-profit is more than you can handle or afford then contact our consulting group and they can help you create your non-profit today.

Author: Steve Monahan

Steve Monahan a 12-year national animal welfare leader. Founder of Green Pets America Charities and Black Dog Syndrome.org. For 12 years Steve ran a death row rescue. Steve has been recognized by the State Senate of Georgia for humanitarian service to Georgia's animals and pet families in need.

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