This is your chance to dream big. You are going to draft all the documents you would need to incorporate your own nonprofit organization.
Assume, for the moment, that you have all the community support and resources you need to start a new nonprofit organization.
You can obtain the IRS forms from their website (http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
) and nonprofit incorporation forms from the MN Secretary of State’s Office (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=18&dc_id=3737
). Bylaws must be tailored to the
individual organization, but the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits has their
bylaws online at http://www.mncn.org/info_start.htm
. You can get more ideas from the
This assignment will take some time, but you will find it very useful later in your career—even if you never form a nonprofit corporation on your own, knowing what is expected will help you lead whatever nonprofit organization you are involved with (and could keep you out of trouble with the IRS and the Secretary of State).
Since this assignment will involve cutting-and-pasting and
filling in webforms, you will not need to post it on
D2L. If you’d prefer, you can do it in
paper form and mail it to (Tony Filipovitch, 106 Morris Hall,
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