The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Starting a Nonprofit

There are many misconceptions about starting a nonprofit...the biggest is that it's easy.

Before you contemplate starting this type of business (and that's exactly what it is... serious business) please read on for some tips and things you have to do before, during, and after starting a nonprofit organization.

NYCON's expert staff can provide advice in legal, financial, governance, risk management, and more, for all start-up nonprofit organizations in New York, including:

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fundamental_steps.pngFundamental Steps Toward Incorporating a Nonprofit  Step 1:  Begin with a broad charitable purpose that motivates yourself or your group of concerned citizens, this could be anything from the prevention of poverty to assistance of Refugees. read more

NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.