STARTING A NEW HOMELESS SHELTER


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·                                 How to Organize a Non-Profit Business 
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·                                 Obtain an accountant, lawyer, or other professionals as needed.




Steps
Develop a Strategic Plan - Business Plan - Name of Organization-Type
Create a NYS Non Profit Entity
Obtain an EIN via IRS Form SS4
Elect a Board of Directors and Officers-Choose Carefully
Prepare Articles of Incorporation
Adopt Bylaws
Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption - Form 1023
Prepare Meeting Minutes of Board of Directors
Recruit & Train a Fundraising Team
Develop Marketing Strategies
Develop a Website
Develop a Corporate Sponsorship Program
Develop a Grant Solicitation Strategy
Develop Organizational Policy Handbook

BUSINESS PLAN SAMPLES AND INSTRUCTION 

LIST OF START UP COSTS AND 
MONTHLY EXPENSES

HOW TO RUN A HOMELESS SHELTER

Choose a location for the homeless shelter. Consider the community and where the need lies. Rent, buy or request a place be donated. You will need a location and address to file appropriate paperwork.

Reach out to the community for additional sponsorship. Contact the local churches, charities and other nonprofit organizations.

Look for individuals to join your cause.
·                                 Gather volunteers and / hire employees.
·                                 Put together a board of directors.

Get insurance.
 You may need property or liability insurance. If you have employees, you may need unemployment insurance.

Types of Shelters
TRAINING OFFERED
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