The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is proud to announce the release of a new technical assistance document Starting a Non-Profit is Like Having a Baby: 8 Questions Your Group Should Ask Before Starting a Non-Profit.
Many self advocacy organizations want to become formalized non-profits recognized by the state and local government. Being a formal nonprofit gives groups more credibility, and allows them to have full autonomy over their decision-making process. At the same time, running a non-profit requires a lot of responsibility that running a project or group does not. We encourage groups to come together to make sure they have all the information so they can make fully informed decisions.
ASAN’s Starting a Nonprofit Guide offers questions that every group should consider before becoming a non-profit. If organizations in CA, OR, MT, and WA decide they want to become a non-profit, they may be eligible to receive technical support from ASAN.