We believe that everyone who has a vision, the ambition to transform that vision into action, and the resources to facilitate the vision can be a nonprofit founder. We help with the resources: education, tools, and mentorship. Our founders have projects that range from Maker Spaces to Professional Associations. Our contributions range from assisting with IRS 1023 filings to aiding in grant applications, and providing fiscal sponsorship. We’re here to help make your idea a reality.
It’s the nature of the world-changers to start out as vision-centric with big ideas and a macro view of the project. We work with you to focus the mission, understand the stakeholders, and begin strategic planning.
Whether you chose non-profit, benefit corporation, unincorporated association, or a hybrid business structure, we can guide you through all of the red tape. We handle local, state and federal filings, including 1023 applications for 501c3 tax-exempt status. We can help you put a board together, create a mission statement, and develop best practices for your nonprofit venture.
Branding and Marketing
Your idea is only relevant if you share it with people. Your brand and marketing strategy will be the single most important factor in the success of your venture. We can guide you through graphic design, social media, press releases, and strategic partnerships that will create a buzz and inspire donors.
Development and Fundraising
Adequate funding is the difference between success and failure. Navigating the waters of grant applications, major gifts, capital campaigns, and fundraising events requires an experienced team with a solid understanding of your mission, needs, and long-term development plan. We are that team.
It often takes 9-12 months to receive a tax exempt 501C3 status determination from the IRS. In the interim, The Foundery can extend its nonprofit status to your organization. See Fiscal Sponsorship for more details.