• Start a 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life: How to Legally Structure Your Nonprofit to Avoid I.R.S. Trouble, Lawsuits, Financial Scandals & More!

  • Nonprofit Law Series, Book 1
  • By: Audrey Chisholm
  • Narrated by: Clinton Herigstad
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Start a 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life: How to Legally Structure Your Nonprofit to Avoid I.R.S. Trouble, Lawsuits, Financial Scandals & More!

By: Audrey Chisholm
Narrated by: Clinton Herigstad
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Can starting a 501c3 nonprofit really ruin your life? Absolutely - if you don’t know what you’re doing!

In this accessible guide, nonprofit attorney Audrey K. Chisholm shares in plain English how to legally structure your nonprofit to avoid IRS trouble, lawsuits, financial scandals, and more!

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to start a nonprofit or who already has a nonprofit and wants to make sure they're in compliance with the I.R.S. and the law. Nonprofit founders, board members, officers, employees, volunteers, donors, and community partners can all benefit from this text.

The book includes comprehensive information and guidance designed to save each listener thousands of dollars in legal fees.

This book will share:

  • How to avoid I.R.S. trouble when paying yourself
  • How to avoid a lawsuit when choosing a name for your nonprofit
  • How to avoid getting kicked off your own board of directors
  • 11 things you need to do before accepting any major donations
  • How to avoid financial scandals when handling money for your nonprofit
  • Top seven reasons nonprofits get into legal trouble and how to avoid them
  • How to avoid liability when fundraising for your nonprofit
  • How to legally structure your nonprofit to avoid I.R.S. trouble
  • Most important things you absolutely must know to avoid liability when recruiting volunteers
  • How to protect your nonprofit’s name from counterfeits and identity theff
  • 10 things you need to do to avoid being sued personally for your nonprofit’s actions even if you’ve incorporated with the state
  • How to avoid losing your entire nonprofit by keeping up with annual filings
  • And more

Attorney Audrey K. Chisholm is the founder of Chisholm Law Firm, LLC (Chisholmfirm.com) a law firm focusing on helping professionals start nonprofits throughout the United States. She has a 100 percent success rate with her nonprofit filings, and her clients range from professionals to NFL players and a Fortune 500 company. She is also the founder of Revolution Leadership, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit that has served over 1,633 students and has awarded over 30 college scholarships for the past 17 years. She resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, Dr. Juan Chisholm, and three daughters. Visit StartYourTaxExemptNonprofit.com for more information.

©2018 Audrey Chisholm (P)2018 Audrey Chisholm

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Advertisement for their business

Very little information and lots of advertising for their business. I don't think I should have to pay for advertisements.

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2 hours of business 2 hours of religous fanaticism

The author starts by telling you all the stupid things he did and finishes by affirming his stupidity. I wanted to learn about a business model, not the spiritual benefit of helping society. Every concept is wrapped up in a Christian recruitment effort. The book should come with a warning like "adult content", but instead "caution religious fanatic content". I am sure he is a great guy but not worth the $15 credit. I should be given a credit for the time I invested.

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Good information from the author’s personal experience

The author provides information based on her own personal experience, but otherwise this is an infomercial.

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Waste of time

Decent motivational book. However the author spends the majority of time with plugging her own law firm, filler words and repeating herself.

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Very Insightful

If you are curious about what to expect from starting and running your own nonprofit get this book! It includes first hand experiences from the author and so much helpful information. I would recommend this audible book to anyone who wants to start their own nonprofit.

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Best Book on Non Profit...

Wow this blow my mind ...it’s one of the best books I’ve read on nonprofits and I have read a few like over (20)

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Perfect!

The title grabbed my attention immediately and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book. well, I didn’t wait, I also got the audible version and started listening immediately! The book is loaded with very valuable information, exactly what is needed to start and gather greater understanding of nonprofit. A wealth of great information... that should’ve cost lots of money! Thank You!

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Starting a 501c3

This is an excellent resource for those wishing to start their own 501c3. It confirmed what an attorney friend told me about the risks of trying to form a 501c3 on your own. It's not worth the risk and this is clearly communicated in this book. It's a great resource for any 501c3.

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Very comprehensive and easy to follow

It has been a desire of mine to start a Non profit. This book has given me a lot of insight as to the various requirements to have a smooth running venture. I will revisit this book often as I put my enterprise together . It really opens you eyes to the many things one has to consider when embarking on this adventure.
THANKS!

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Great read. Plain English. Extremely helpful.

I found this book helpful in thinking through the legal aspects of starting a nonprofit. I founded a nonprofit in December 2020 and am pursuing 501c3 application. I found myself thinking a few months ago, there has to be books out there about how to properly begin the 501c3 process. This is it.

Audrey seems to really care about her work as a nonprofit founder and attorney. She provides plenty of resources to get started.

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Amazing!

This book has hit on several concerns and issues that have kept me from moving forward in my business. Thank you for providing information to help me soar. I am looking forward to your next book!