You have a passion and a purpose; you have observed an important community need, and you are ready and willing to give everything you have to meet that need. You want to start a nonprofit organization.
FPLG understands exactly where you are coming from and what you want to do. Our purpose is to help you reach your goals, as the process can be a massive obstacle course to navigate.
Making the Complicated, Simple
The process of starting a new nonprofit, tax-exempt organization is much more complicated at the beginning than starting a simple business. A nonprofit founder must not only establish the legal structure of the new entity, but they must also convince the Internal Revenue Service, state taxing agencies, and charity regulators that they deserve and qualify for tax-exempt status, and it can be confusing on how best to accomplish that task. FPLG has assisted hundreds of founders launch their nonprofit organizations, and we can quickly and efficiently set up a new nonprofit with the best possible foundation for growth.
Freeing You to Build
Any filing with the Internal Revenue Service should be approached with care. The application for exempt-status is no different; it requires a founder to put together a three year proposed business plan, including an estimated budget for all three years. The IRS estimates that most applications for exempt status take upwards of fourteen hours to complete, and there are areas on the application that contain traps for the novice. FPLG has the knowledge and expertise to quickly and efficiently complete the paperwork, freeing your time which is much better spent building your programs and fundraising.
Partnering, Every Step of the Way
Starting any new enterprise can be overwhelming, but operating and managing a nonprofit organization is outside the expertise of most founders. Quite a few members of FPLG’s team also have experience leading, operating and managing nonprofit organizations as executive directors, development directors, and program managers. We understand how overwhelming it can be, and we have the experience to make starting and growing a new nonprofit organization as easy as possible.
Why Clients Choose FPLG
Our Focus: Purpose Driven
FPLG focuses solely on providing legal counsel to purpose driven enterprises, including nonprofit organizations, benefit and social purpose corporations, and individual philanthropists dedicated to improving our communities.
Our Profession: Expert Guidance
FPLG’s team of professionals provide relevant, timely and proactive legal expertise to our clients, in an area where most attorneys do not focus, ensuring they have the best possible information and guidance at their fingertips.
Our Mission: Exemplary Service
FPLG is dedicated to providing client service at a level rarely experienced with traditional attorneys or law firms. Our clients are doing exceptional, purposeful work.; FPLG can do no less.