Non-Profit Resources - Recommended Reading
Nolo Press's book How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation has everything you need to incorporate and file for nonprofit status, with specific information organized on a per-state basis.
Nolo Press's book How
to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California gives an in-depth
treatment to California corporations.
Some new organizations may prefer to work under the sponsorship of an existing nonprofit corporation. Besides the obvious advantage of lowering administrative overhead, sponsoring organizations can provide training and networking opportunities for such critical functions as fundraising and grant writing. Fiscal Sponsorship: Six Ways To Do It Right instructs you on the details of this possibility.
Develop a simple business plan-at-a-glance with an easy step-by-step brainstorming process using the One Page Business Plan for Non-Profit Organizations workbook by Jim Horan.