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Starting a Nonprofit: State Directory

Starting a nonprofit takes more than just a desire to make a positive impact. Nonprofits are small businesses needing just as thorough of planning as for-profit businesses. Nonprofits also have specific legal structures and differences in ownership and control.

You will also need to know the specific laws and regulations of the state you plan to form and operate in. While some laws apply uniformly nationwide, other procedures differ by state.

The state-specific articles below will guide you through what you need to know to form a nonprofit in your jurisdiction. Learn more about:

If you're ready to start your new venture, use the state-specific links in this article for the steps to start a nonprofit in your state.

Although not a state, New York City is included in the list below. NYC has specific rules and regulations for nonprofits that are separate from the State of New York.

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You've decided the benefits of starting a nonprofit are worth it. Find your state below to learn how to form your nonprofit corporation.

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