Book Description: The forms and information you need you need to give back to the community! Thousands of arts groups, educators, social-service agencies and others have used How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California 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. How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California includes complete instructions for obtaining federal 501(c)(3) tax-exemption and for qualifying for public charity status with the IRS. It also 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 and sheets with California's specific legal and tax requirements. The 12th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and forms, which are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. This book is also available as a corporate records binder: The California Nonprofit Corporation Kit.