non-profit organization/charity

United States
October 17, 2007 5:28pm CST
I am trying to start a non-profit organization/charity to send free gifts to kids and I am wondering if there is anyone willing to donate to help me get this setup. It will be the highlight of a kids life if he can if he can sign up for a free gift and actually get it. Of course, you really have no reason to trust or donate because you don't know me or my intentions. I can say this....I really am trying to do this and I need some help getting it setup legally. I don't know how much it is going to cost but from what I have researched so far it is going to be between about $1000 to $5000 to get it setup and pay for the attorney fees and setup costs. I have a friend that knows how to do web design and I am going to ask him to design a website that i can use. Please let me know if you can or know someone that can donate. I would really much appreciate the help to get this started. Thank you.
2 responses
@milkfish (375)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
Your plans and intensions are very commendable.I suggest that you tie up your activities with already existing non-profit organizations or with government agencies. Set-up your organization first and then start in small scle only. After being able to establish your organizations name, donations will just pour in. People have to tendency to give only to those organizations whom they have already known. This is the reason why you have to legally set it up first before you began asking for donations. Goodluck to your endeavor.
@nevaul (84)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Very true, considering that there are a great deal of free federal grants out there for setting up non-profit charity organizations. Other charities to look into linking up with or at least garnering some information from would be Toys for Tots or even the Make a Wish Foundation.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
I guess, start first with involving your community. :) To establish a "personality" and yes, partnering with a more established NGO can be a great help. :)