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State and Federal Compliance:
Wyoming Nonprofit Corporation Act
IRS 501(c)(3) Compliance Guide
IRS - Life Cycle of a Public Charity

Harbor Compliance helps nonprofits register for charitable solicitation nationwide, obtain corporate income and sales tax exemptions, secure licensing for commercial co-ventures and fundraising professionals, form entities, and achieve 501(c) tax exemption. Harbor Compliance offers service in every state, including Wyoming.  
Fundraising Registration - 41 states require registration. Charitable solicitation is regulated on the state-level and the requirements vary by state. Wyoming doesn't
require registration, but if you solicit donors in other states you need to check to see if there is a requirement. 
Wyoming Nonprofit Compliance - Required annual filings
Wyoming Fundraising Licensing 
How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Wyoming

Guide to Starting a Charitable Nonprofit in Wyoming
Compiled by the Wyoming Nonprofit Network

General Resources:

Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Blue Avacado
Board Source *
Free Management Library
Independent Sector
National Council of Nonprofits
Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
2018 Wyoming Nonprofit Salary and Benefit Survey
Wyoming Nonprofit Sector Report

Wyoming Nonprofit Network Advocacy Page and Resources

Fundraising and Marketing:
Association of Fundraising Professionals
AFP - Fundraising Effectiveness Project
Bloomerang *
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Firespring *
Giving USA

Special Announcement Grants:

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity - ServeWyoming
ServeWyoming has recently released the 2019 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding Concept Paper Instructions. Interested applicants will complete a concept paper and upon review, selected applicants will be invited to apply. (Due November 6,2019) For more information about AmeriCorps and the concept paper please contact Nurieh at nurieh@servewyoming.org OR call 307-234-3428.

Laura Jane Musser Fund
Through the Rural Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 3 – October 3, 2019.

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 16 – October 16, 2019.

The geographic areas for these initiatives are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas. Eligible counties in Texas are located in the Rio Grande River Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties), Deep East Texas (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties), and the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties). The complete guidelines are available at http://www.musserfund.org.

Wyoming Humanities Council - Cross-Pollination Grants
Wyoming Humanities (WYH) is pleased to announce that their new interdisciplinary grant line (“Cross-Pollination Grants”) is now open. This grant line, for requests up to $15,000, will support ambitious, innovative public humanities-related projects featuring interdisciplinary work. Proposals, due Nov. 1, should feature interdisciplinary programs that integrate perspectives, information, and/or concepts from multiple disciplines to help their audience explore and engage with topic(s)/issue(s) from different perspectives and come to a new or deeper understanding of the topic/issue. These disciplines should work together collaboratively to help the program’s audience understand and engage with the subject matter.

For more information about Cross-Pollination grants, click here, visit Wyoming Humanities’ grants page, or contact WYH’s Director of Grants, Erin Pryor Ackerman (erin@thinkwy.org).

Grant Resources:

GrantStation * 
Wyoming Nonprofit Network members can purchase annual subscription for $75.00 per year.

Foundation Center
Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 400 Funding Information Network locations across the U.S. and several countries. These resources include Foundation Center databases, publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. In Wyoming, there are four locations: Campbell County Public Library System, Park County Public Library, Teton County Library and Laramie County Library System.

List of Foundations This list was developed by the Wyoming Business Council. While it contains 200 organizations, it is not representative of every available source of funding for Wyoming nonprofits or communities. If the foundation has a website, there is a hyperlink. If there isn't a website, we recommend you research information about the foundation on the GuideStar website.

Idealware *
Nonprofit Technology Network

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