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Information on Non-Profits
From time to time, residents ask Town officials about organizing a non-profit/not-for-profit entity in connection with a specific purpose, project or issue. There are a variety of "flavors" of non-profits and the links listed below will provide more information. All this information is from governments, groups, organizations, or individuals not associated with the Town of Halifax and the Town takes no responsibility for the information, advice, or opinions given. Individuals seeking to start a non-profit are advised to seek the assistance of legal and financial counsel.

Massachusetts Non-Profit Network - one of the larger organizations supporting and advocating for non-profits in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Secretary of State - if you choose to incorporate, this is where you obtain the necessary forms and file them
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - if you want tax-exempt status, you'll need to follow these instructions
Lawyers Clearinghouse - low-fee workshops on how to incorporate along with other issues related to non-profits

Harbor Compliance - Starting a nonprofit in Massachusetts
Harbor Compliance - Types of Nonprofit Organizations - as mentioned above, nonprofits can vary in terms of structure and legal status
Gene Takagi - co-author of the Nonprofit Law Blog - while the presentation was in California, it may be helpful to those groups who want to know the advantages and disadvantages of remaining unincorporated
Nonprofit Central - A brief background on unincorporated groups

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