Starting a nonprofit is a difficult feat, especially alone. Luckily, we’ve got your back. There’s no need to go through the process without a little help. Reflecting on 2012, these were the top posts you wanted to read about starting a nonprofit.

1. How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Nonprofit?

Budgeting issues are a constant concern for organizations starting out. That’s because they’ve got a great idea for the mission, but are concerned with the amount of money it takes. So just how much does it take? Brush up on the fees and funds you’ll need to get started by re-reading this popular post.

2. Four Tips to Starting a Nonprofit (from the Man Who Caught Red Bull’s Eye)

Not only did he start his own nonprofit, but Mike Smith became a successful nonprofit entrepreneur recognized by the likes of Red Bull and professional skaters. He applied his mission to people he knew would care as much as he did. Take a lesson from Smith. Here’s more on how you can get started with your big idea.

3. “The Hybrid Ideal”—John Fulwider on the Potential of Nonprofits with For-Profit Business Models

Nonprofits and for-profit businesses may have a huge difference when it comes to making money, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take a lesson from one another. That’s why John Fulwider suggests the power of nonprofits using a for-profit model. Read it again to see how your organization can apply the concept.

4. Starting a Nonprofit? 3 Tips on How to Choose Your Name

What’s in a name? It’s the identifier, the brand and the face of the organization—so choose wisely. Not to worry, because this article will help guide you to the best possible name out there for a lasting brand.

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