Starting a Nonprofit

If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit, it is important that you do some research first. There are numerous steps to launching a nonprofit and a number of factors that should be considered. The Wyoming Nonprofit Network has compiled a list of resources/links for you here. WNN is not authorized to give legal advice.

General Resources:
How to Start a Nonprofit - National Council of Nonprofits

IRS Resources:

Life Cycle of a Public Charity - Internal Revenue Service

Life Cycle of a Public Charity Flow Chart - Internal Revenue Service

Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status - Internal Revenue Service

1023-EZ Form - Internal Revenue Service 

Information for Charities and Other Nonprofits - Internal Revenue Service

Wyoming Resources:

Wyoming Nonprofit Corporation Act - Select Title 17 and go to Chapter 19

Wyoming Secretary of State Website

Wyoming Nonprofit Corporation Instructions and Filing Form - Wyoming Secretary of State


Wyoming Association of Nonprofit Organizations
d/b/a Wyoming Nonprofit Network
1401 Airport Parkway, Suite 300, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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