Starting a nonprofit in Pennsylvania can be a simple process, and one you can do on your own – if you have the time and patience. Designed to accompany our How-to Guide on Starting a Nonprofit, this kit packages up the startup resources that are for sale on PAnonprofitlaw.com, offering them in one convenient download for a discounted price.
Don’t forget to review our How-to Guide on Starting a Nonprofit to understand the purpose of each of these documents about how they are relevant the nonprofit process. Also, we recommend that you engage a lawyer to review your documents before you file them. Legal counsel can answer your questions and identify – and help you resolve – legal issues and other compliance steps that may be unique to your organization or that may not be discussed on PAnonprofitlaw.com. It’s also a good idea to establish a relationship with legal counsel, for when your organization needs legal advice in the future. Even if you’re inclined to handle the startup process on your own to save on legal fees, engaging legal counsel is a smart way to go.
The following documents are included in this kit (26 products with a retail value of $421.95 – buy the bundle and save $75!):
- Sample Attachment for Articles of Incorporation for a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation
- Sample Legal Notice of Nonprofit Incorporation
- 3 different versions of sample bylaws (no members, one founder as sole member, two founders as the only members)
- Conflict of Interest Policy (with disclosure statement)
- Records Retention Policy
- Executive Compensation Policy
- Whistleblower Policy
- Overview of the Fiduciary Duties of Board Members of Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporations
- Summary of the Primary Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporations
- Board Service Agreement
- Guide Sheet on the Role of Members in Nonprofit Corporations
- Don Kramer’s Ready Reference Page published in Nonprofit Issues: The Key Question: Whose Organization Is It?
- Don Kramer’s Ready Reference Page published in Nonprofit Issues: Sole Member Bylaws Can Protect Founder of Nonprofit
- Designation of a Successor Member
- Legal Checklist for Choosing a Name
- Name and Likeness License Agreement
- Statement of Incorporator
- Unanimous Written Consent by the Board – Startup Matters
- Template for Keeping Nonprofit Meeting Minutes
- Donor Acknowledgement Letter – Post-501(c)(3) Status
- Donor Acknowledgement Letter – Pre-501(c)(3) Status
- EIN Guide Sheet
- Template loan agreement
- Transaction Approval & Payment Authority Policy
This document is not legal advice. You should consult a lawyer with experience representing Pennsylvania nonprofits before signing and filing documents. Every startup nonprofit is different, and a lawyer can help guide you through the startup process and the important considerations relevant for your particular organization.