Legal Considerations Before Starting a Nonprofit: Becoming Incorporated
“The incorporation process in Delaware is extremely simple.”
To start a new charitable organization, you’ll need more than just a great idea and a dedicated group of people willing to work hard. There are required legal steps you’ll need to take before you are ready to operate as a nonprofit organization.
Learn how to get incorporated, secure your 501(c)3 status, register your charity for fundraising, and more. Get essential resources and knowledge that you’ll need to be prepared for running a new organization while avoiding any legal pitfalls along the way.
This program is presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Lauren Simpson is an associate with the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP of New York City, where she practices in the firm’s Exempt Organizations Group. She advises public charities, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations on a variety of tax compliance and general corporate matters.
William F. Gaske is counsel with the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP of New York City, where he practices in the firm’s Exempt Organizations Group, focusing on corporate, tax and related work for a wide range of not-for-profit, tax‑exempt organizations.