How to Form a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation

Here’s how to form a nonprofit corporation and receive a 501(c)(3) tax exemption. Forming a nonprofit corporation is much like creating a regular corporation, except that nonprofits have to take the extra steps of applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS and their state tax division. Here is what you need to do: Choose an […]

Small Business Guide to Government Grants and Loans

The U.S. government offer a wide-variety of low-interest loans and venture capital financing programs to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. In addition, some federal and state agencies award a limited number of grants for very specialized business activities such as scientific research and development. The following guide provides an explanation of federal and […]

In the Arts: Debt and Infighting Burden Black Colorado Theater

March 9, 2010, 06:00 AM ET By Andy Markowitz Debt, shrinking audiences, and internal conflicts are threatening the future of Shadow Theatre, Colorado’s only black stage company, The Denver Post reports. The 12-year-old group’s artistic director resigned last week after eight months on the job, citing power struggles with the theater’s board and claiming he […]

Gund Foundation Awards $9.4 Million in First-Quarter Grants

The Cleveland-based George Gund Foundation has announced fifty-six grants totaling nearly $9.4 million to Ohio nonprofits working in the areas of education, human services, economic and community development, the environment, and the arts. First-quarter grants announced by the foundation include $3.6 million over three years to Neighborhood Progress to support its neighborhood residential and commercial […]


Angel Investors Get Picky Competition for startup cash is tougher than ever, and companies that might have sought venture capital in the past are turning to angels By Amy Barrett Related Items How Angel Investing Works Software provider TowerCare Technologies’ Donna Myers. David Schrott, Jr. View Slide Show Meet the new breed of angel-backed entrepreneur. […]