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Charity Therapy

Aug 10, 2023

Hey there! Welcome back to another exciting episode of Charity Therapy! We’re diving into the complexities of moving a nonprofit organization this time.

Yes, you heard that right - relocating an entire nonprofit. Sounds like a piece of cake, right? Well, not exactly. Even for the smallest nonprofits, it’s not as simple as finding a new address. 

In this episode, we tackle a listener's question about moving to a different state, and trying to take “their” nonprofit along with them (and whether they should in the first place!). If you think that's as simple as packing up and moving your home, you're in for a surprise! We'll guide you through the complications - from board member requirements to tax exemptions and employment laws. 

But that's not all. We also take a deep dive into the situations where you’d want to “relocate” an organization in the first place. Is there only one person involved in the nonprofit? What about the board of directors and community they’re leaving behind?  Will the operations even be necessary in your new community? We ponder these questions and much more.

Sit back, get comfortable, and join us! Remember, we're all in this crazy nonprofit world together!

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How even the smallest nonprofits deal with complex regulations, similar to Fortune 500 companies
  • What it means to “move” a nonprofit (hint - it’s not what you think!)
  • The trouble with having a nonprofit of one 
  • The legal requirements to register a nonprofit in a new state vs. creating a new entity
  • A listener's question about relocating a nonprofit and dissecting potential complications
  • Why passionate people may need to consider volunteering at an existing organization instead of starting their own nonprofit 

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