Starting a Nonprofit

               If you are starting a nonprofit, we recommend following this checklist first.

               Another helpful resource for start-ups, also includes many links to other resources

               FAQs for many nonprofit categories such as management, regulation, development

               Information about the laws and regulations for nonprofits

Overall nonprofit sector information

              and Template job description

               Presentation and resource provided by Todd McKee of McKenzie Laird PLLC

               Recent study supported by CNM and other nearby management services organizations

               Comprehensive analysis of the sector, available for purchase

               Nonprofit FAQs from the Tennessee Secretary of State

               Economic impact study of the local nonprofit sector conducted by MTSU in 2013

               Survey and study conducted by Nonprofit HR Solutions

Governance resources

               Updated guidebook created by CNM, TN Secretary of State, and TN Attorney General

               One-page resource from BoardSource

               Tools and news for nonprofit board members

Nonprofit news and management reports

               Written by lawyer Christopher Was of the Butler Snow firm

               Conducted by the management service organization Compass Point

               Article about cross-sector collaboration

Nonprofit management resources

               CNM resource available for purchase, MatchGrant funds available for eligible members

               Foundation databook available for purchase

               Resource from The Bridgespan Group

CNM resources

               FAQs about how group purchasing organizations work