Form a nonprofit and keep everything organized! Thousands of arts groups, educators, social-service agencies and others have used this bestseller -- which provides a records binder to help keep everything organized -- to organize. It's so easy to use, anyone can do it! With a nonprofit corporation, you gain recognition, save money, become eligible for grants, and protect your members and directors from liability. And you can do all this without an attorney. The California Nonprofit Kit can help anyone obtain a federal 501(c)(3) tax-exemption and qualify for public charity status with the IRS. The kit provides line-by-line instructions for completing your application, instructions and completed sample clauses for preparing Articles of Incorporation, ready-to-use bylaws for membership and non-membership nonprofits, ready-to-use minutes for the organizational meeting, California's specific nonprofit legal and tax requirements and updated tax and legal information. The included corporate binder helps you keep all the necessary corporate documents and records together in one place to be filled in and referred to over during the life of your corporation. The kit also includes index dividers to organize your documents and records and 10 membership certificates. The 6th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and forms, which are provided as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. It's also available in a book-only format: How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California.