WAITING TO BE BORN AGAIN” BY LYNNETTE SHELLEY. nonprofit organization

The Nascent Nonprofit Organization—What Happens Before a Nonprofit Is Born?

It is difficult to identify exactly when an organization has come into existence. A general rule is that a nonprofit is born the moment it has been officially registered by the IRS, but this article argues that “the emergence of a new nonprofit organization is better understood as a process rather than a discrete event or state. Specifically, reducing nonprofit birth to the act of registration is to simplify and ignore critical aspects of the organizing process.”

Mommie Dearest, Nonprofit Style

AN NPQ CLASSIC: Just about all nonprofits face conflicts of interest over time—but being prepared for them, comfortable talking about them, and in the habit of correcting on the side of cautiousness is definitely the wisest course. The other path leads into thorny thickets that are hard to negotiate.