Top seven things to know before setting up a non-profit

Did you know?

Non-profits automatically have a special status that allows donors to get a tax receipt.
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When friends or colleagues hatch a great idea for a non-profit organization, the last thing they want to think about is legal compliance. But the fussy details are important. Choosing the right structure for the organization, getting everyone aligned on its purpose, and setting out expectations for how members will contribute are essential steps to ensure your group’s long-term success.

What you should know

What next

Ready for the paperwork?

We walk you through the steps to incorporate a non-profit in British Columbia.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in May 2023
  • Time to read: 7 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

David Kandestin, People's Law School

David Kandestin

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