What is a Nonprofit Organization?
A non-profit organization is a group organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization's income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers. Non-profit corporations are often termed "non-stock corporations." Read more at:
What is a Nonprofit Organization? (Cornell University)
When nonprofits need to act to protect their rights and the rights of their clients and constituents, they often operate in isolation from one another despite their common interests. And, they often have no place to turn for legal counseling and representation. Get Help here: Nonprofit Rights (Brennan Center for Justice and NYU School of Law)
Starting a Nonprofit Organization
There is a lot to think about when starting a nonprofit organization. Ask yourself the following questions: What kind of nonprofit do I want to start? Should I really start a nonprofit? Do I need a lawyer or can I do it myself? How do I register a nonprofit organization? Your Secretary of State or state attorney general's office can be a great resource or read more at: Starting a Nonprofit Organization (Free Management Library)
National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA)
The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. NCNA links local organizations to a national audience through state associations and helps small and midsize nonprofits: manage and lead more effectively; collaborate and exchange solutions; engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector; and achieve greater impact in their communities. NCNA is also the convening organization for the Nonprofit Congress, an unprecedented effort to unite nonprofits and strengthen the charitable sector.
The Nonprofit FAQ (idealist.org)