Has Any One Started A Non Profit Org?

Decorating By CarrieBear Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 1:32am by CarrieBear

CarrieBear Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 7:57pm
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Just wondering if any one has a non profit org that you make cakes for.
I have always though about starting something like that to make cakes for people in need etc. Im sure I wouldnt have to start a non profit to do that, it looks like its time consuming and very involved to start one.
just curious if any one has done this or attempted to do this or any ones thoughts on this.

thanks!
carrie

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janetrie Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 9:01pm
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I started a nonprofit, although it has nothing to do with cakes. We collect and distribute cards and handmade blankets to nursing homes. Very grassroots and basically no budget -- you can check us out here: www.stillsomeone.org

The process was not that complicated. I incorporated through legalzoom.com and I would not recommend them. Everything they did was wrong and I couldn't fix it because I didn't know what they did. Our board completed the 501(c)3 application ourselves and we were approved the first time we applied. It took about a month.

The application was 26-pages long, if I remember correctly, but it was actually a very useful process. Some of the questions we had to answer in depth were things we had not considered, and the process made us sit down and discuss them. You need to be incorporated and have your governing articles written before you apply.

I'd be happy to help any way I can. Feel free to pm me.

JGMB Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 9:14pm
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Hi Carrie,

Have you checked out the thread that's been running on this site about Free Cakes for Kids? It's a nonprofit that finds volunteers to bake cakes for underprivileged kids in their area. Here's the website:
http://freecakesforkids.com/find_a_volunteer

HTH!

saberger Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 9:15pm
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I know there is Free Cakes for Kids, and I think I saw a couple of others out there.

CarrieBear Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 3:18am
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thanks for the great info everyone! icon_smile.gif
I was able to find a local contact in my area for the free cakes for kids program, and have emailed her and I am waiting to hear back on how I can help, I had no idea about this organization so THANK YOU SO MUCH!

saberger Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 12:42pm
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Carriebear - there is also a forum going on about Free Cakes For Kids

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-646168-525.html

Let me know if you need any help or advice...I head up the NJ chapter...welcome!

CarrieBear Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:32am
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Originally Posted by saberger

Carriebear - there is also a forum going on about Free Cakes For Kids

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-646168-525.html

Let me know if you need any help or advice...I head up the NJ chapter...welcome!





thanks a bunch!

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