Non-profit organizations are essential for creating more equitable and prosperous communities, and they can do even more when they come together to protect their legacy and their role in the future of the United States. To get started, it is important to make a list of the skills and experience needed to successfully fulfill the mission of the non-profit organization. This list should include financial, marketing, legal, and industry-specific skills and experience. Once this list is created, it is time to find people who meet these requirements and share an interest in the cause.
After finding these individuals, contact them to discuss their involvement with the non-profit organization. Before committing to a board seat, it is best practice to ask them to volunteer first. In addition to finding board members, it is necessary to register with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) or the Texas Secretary of State for certain law enforcement organizations that make requests over the phone, public safety organizations and their lawyers, and veterans' organizations and their lawyers. It is also important to write a statement that outlines the services provided by the non-profit organization as well as its values and desired outcome of its mission.
To be exempt from taxes, a non-profit organization must meet certain requirements and file an application with both the IRS and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Unlike 501 (c) organizations, 501 (c) (non-profit organizations) are free to participate in political and lobbying activities. The best way to learn more about a particular non-profit organization in Central Texas is to visit its website or contact its staff directly. Additionally, I Live Here I Give Here is a great resource for businesses, newcomers, longtime residents, and families looking to connect with causes that matter to them and contribute in Austin and Central Texas.
Finally, emailing or calling the Exempt Organizations Section of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office (800) 252-5555 or (51) 463-4600 can provide more information about a particular non-profit organization. In conclusion, non-profit organizations are essential for creating more equitable and prosperous communities in Central Texas. To ensure success in achieving their mission and values, it is important for non-profits to find board members who have the necessary skills and experience as well as register with relevant government agencies. Finally, emailing or calling the Exempt Organizations Section of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office (800) 252-5555 or (51) 463-4600 can provide more information about a particular non-profit organization.