Starting or Running a Homeschool Group?
Get started by figuring out where your group fits on this nonprofit pyramid Common nonprofit types pyramid
Do you lead a homeschool support group? Read up on tax status for your group in this articles:
If you’re in the yellow base of the pyramid (informal, unincorporated organization) you’ll find these articles helpful:
- What’s in a name?
- Choosing a leadership team
- Writing your mission statement
- Getting an EIN from the IRS
- Identifying who you are by writing bylaws
- Sample bylaws
- Budgeting basics
There’s a lot to do, so this checklist will keep you on track: A checklist for new homeschool organizations
If you’re in the green ares of the pyramid, you have an established homeschool group and these articles will help:
- Insurance for homeschool groups
- Hiring paid teachers: Are they employees or independent contractors?
- Preparing financial statements
- Avoid theft and embezzlement! Best Financial Practices
- Easy Fundraisers for Homeschool Groups
- How do we become a recognized nonprofit?
- Do we need to incorporate?
- Seven great reasons to incorporate
If you do incorporate as a nonprofit in your state and intend to apply for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, make sure your Articles of Incorporation contain the special language the IRS requires for 501(c)(3) organizations.
If you’re climbing to the top of the pyramid, you’ll need to read these articles:
501(c)(3) tax exempt status
- When to become a 501(c)(3)tax exempt organization?
- Do we need 501(c)(3) status?
- Are you ready for the 501(c)(3) application?
- Check list for homeschool groups applying to 501(c)(3) tax exempt status
If your organization had tax exempt status and lost it, this diagram may explain why
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