It may sound strange to a person who is not really related to nonprofits or does not know all the details about legal differences and their consequences but not all socially important and socially oriented organizations are nonprofits. Moreover, there is even no need for all of them to become nonprofit organizations. Some organizations, dealing with sports or civic ones, for example, do not need that status. The most difficult about being a nonprofit is probably a certain course of actions you will have to follow, including financial and marketing planning, support of your team, and others. There are certain benefits though that might be crucial for you when deciding whether or not to become a NPO.
Easy way to register and become an NPO
There are many different social and state legal service workers that cen consult you on all the bureaucratic details of registering as an NPO in your country, region, municipality, or district. Usually, you will just have to fill out some typical forms and maybe pay a small fee. Moreover, sometimes you can do it online so you will not even need to visit public offices.
Filling up your budget
The most pleasant and easy way to cover your expenses is to access a grant or even a few grants. Being socially oriented you will still need to have an office, pay the rent, hire some staff, equip your office and workers, as well as many other things. For example, using services of a non-profit digital agency, be it a marketing, strategic, or IT support, you will also need some funds. In case you are not very familiar with or experienced with attracting donors and raising funds you will find grants quite helpful for you.
There are multiple financial and supporting grants that are available for nonprofits. Be sure to regularly check them out.
It is true that non-profit organizations are not profit-oriented but each NPO still has a legal entity status. The good thing though is that the liability is limited, separating the personal assets of its owner from the ones of the organization. It means that in case an individual decides to suit a non-profit organization this suit will not concern the NPO owner.
Taxes are deducted and exempted
Depending on the type of an organization it may apply for special status that will make it not necessary for it pays certain taxes. Donations made for nonprofits with a certain status can exclude taxes which is a very good benefit for big companies that donate regularly.
The main goal of each person who supports, works for, volunteers, or even runs a non-profit organization is to help other people, animals, or the world itself. It is never about making money but about pursuing your passion and doing really important things. Some people join NPOs because have experienced a certain psychological trauma themselves, some have relatives or friends who have been injured, and some are just highly emphatic and know they can help others. The only thing you can always be sure about is that your supporters will be highly motivated and they know their work and help matters. This way an NPO is a way to fulfill your passion, meet people who share the same values and interests as you, contribute to the development of this world, and help others.
Positive impact on the community
Some NGOs are really big players in the nonprofit world, having thousands of hundreds of workers, supporters, and volunteers, waiting for an opportunity to join an organization’s activities, millions of dollars donated by simple people, and big sponsors. But those are the organizations that once started as an idea to make this world a bit better place. This is why all organizations usually cooperate and help each other, support each other’s activities and initiatives, run joint projects, and rather stay friends than competitors. This is a very big difference if compared with business organizations which can be a crucial point for some people. Simply because it is much more comfortable and pleasant to work in a positive environment than to fight for business achievements and profits.
There are million of small organizations each of which separately and then in collaboration with each other makes a huge impact on society and community. Art centers and teaching clubs, entrepreneur-supporting courses and workshops, youth and rehabilitation centers, and other kinds of NPOs – all of them help their communities grow. If this is what drives you then you might want to consider registering your initiative as an NPO too!