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Having a bigger name and cheaper fees does not indicate better services! Before you hire a company to handle your nonprofit organization incorporation and setup, be sure to check them out first. The following are links to business complaint sites that keep an eye on companies providing business services...such as You will see we've included a search for our primary companies ( and Grant Proposal & Research Services) on these sites as well. After you click on the links, be sure to scroll down to see the ratings and/or complaints, if any:

You'll also find we don't nickel and dime you to death, like our competition does. We make it real simple for you: we charge a flat rate to prepare all the documents you need, in order to obtain tax-exempt, corporate status. That means that UNLIKE THE COMPETITION, we don't charge extra for your ByLaws. Or your Incorporation. Or your EIN. Or even your state business or tax-exempt registrations, if applicable. It's that simple!

So - instead of going with the other company, check us out first. Click on the links above and read up a bit. You'll see WE have a great record. We'll charge you less. We'll give you more. When you're ready, give us a call! 1.865.408.8833.

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The SBIR 16.2 and STTR 16.B Solicitations will close Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 a.m. ET.

Per the SBIR, please submit your proposals as early as possible in order to avoid any high volume during the final hours. All submissions must be made through their official submission portal:

If you were not able to participate during this solicitation, 16.3 and 16.C will Pre-Release on August 26, 2016.

For any questions or concerns you may have about the submission process, contact their Help Desk M-F, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET at 1-800-348-0787 or

CFDA Number : 84.103A
Program Type : Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: TRIO Staff Training (This is one of eight TRIO programs.)

Program Description 

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education and other public and private nonprofit institutions and organizations to support training to enhance the skills and expertise of project directors and staff employed in the Federal TRIO Programs. Funds may be used for conferences, seminars, internships, workshops, or the publication of manuals. Training topics are based on priorities established by the Secretary of Education and announced in Federal Register notices inviting applications.

Email here for more information on the TRIO Grant!

Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
CFDA Number: 84.235
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants, Contracts, Cooperative Agreements
Also Known As: Special Projects and Demonstrations

Program Description 

This program provides competitive grants to eligible entities to expand and improve the provision of rehabilitation and other services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. Funding also is provided to further the purposes and policies of the act. More specifically, the program supports activities that increase the provision, extent, availability, scope, and quality of rehabilitation services under the act. Sec. 303 authorizes support of activities serving individuals with disabilities in an array of project types. These diverse projects may include effective practices that demonstrate methods of service delivery to individuals with disabilities, as well as such activities as technical assistance, systems change, model demonstration, special studies and evaluations, and dissemination and utilization of findings from successful, previously funded projects. Such expansions and improvement of rehabilitation and other services will lead to more employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Email here for more information on the Special Projects Grant!

Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration
CFDA Number: 84.128J
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants, Cooperative Agreements

Program Description

This program provides individuals with disabilities inclusive recreational activities and related experiences that can be expected to aid them in their employment, mobility, socialization, independence, and community integration. Project periods last three years and the federal share of costs is 100 percent in year 1, 75 percent in year 2, and 50 percent in year 3. Projects must maintain, at a minimum, the same level of services over the three-year project period and assure that the service program awarded will be continued after the federal assistance ends. 

Email here for more information on the Discretionary/Competitive Grants!

CDBG grant fundingAccording to the Mohave Daily News, a public meeting has been set to allocate CDBG funds recently received by the county.

Mohave County is expected to receive At least $357,628 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds will be available for county projects. The federal funds come from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account.

Funds could be used for public infrastructure projects, such as water, wastewater or street repairs. Funds may also be used for community facilities such as parks, health clinics, libraries and senior and youth centers, according to county grants coordination specialist, Barbara Blythe.

Other potential projects include: owner-occupied housing, vans for transporting the disabled, equipment or starting a job training program; economic development projects such as loans to businesses to create new jobs, buying land to expand an existing business or micro-enterprise development.

Knoxvilles Best 2015 AwardOur company was honored to once again receive this year's "Best of Knoxville Award" in the Writers category by the Knoxville Award Program. "It's such an honor to serve the local community of Knoxville, TN, as well as other communities across the nation. Our primary goal is always to help others by uplifting their nonprofit organizations, getting them started and working, so they may serve their own communities" said owner, Travis Belcher, stating further "To be honored for doing the work we love is just a bonus. Thank you for the nomination and Award!"

Press Release


Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Receives 2015 Best of Knoxville Award

Knoxville Award Program Honors the Achievement

KNOXVILLE, TN December 10, 2015 -- Grants for Nonprofit Organizations has been selected for the 2015 Best of Knoxville Award in the Writers category by the Knoxville Award Program.

Each year, the Knoxville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Knoxville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Knoxville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Knoxville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Knoxville Award Program: The Knoxville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Knoxville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Knoxville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Knoxville Award Program

Knoxville Award Program

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According to an article in, "Fort Walton Beach, Fla. recognized for awarding grants to veteran-owned businesses!" According to the article,

"A small city in Florida that hosted a veteran-focused entrepreneurial program is now ranked as one of the best places in America for veterans to start a business. After setting aside $500,000 for a veteran entrepreneurship program, Fort Walton Beach was named the 10th-best city in America for veterans to develop a business or a new career after they leave the military. The survey ranking comes after seven veteran-owned businesses were given $25,000 grants to establish their operations in the beachside city.
Fort Walton Beach Mayor Mike Anderson said the city, which is near more than 17,000 servicemembers stationed at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, hopes the businesses attracted by the “accelerator” course will bolster an economy heavily reliant on its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico."

With so many veterans programs not getting any attention, not getting the funding they need, or worse...shutting down, it's nice to see a city step up and go all out for their citizens! Way to go, Ft. Walton Beach - thanks for caring enough to do something for those brave women and men who have given so much of themselves to our country.

Nonprofit organization setup

Here's a great question we're asked all the time:

We're a Nonprofit Corporation - does that mean we're a 501(c)(3) and Tax-exempt?

The short answer: NO! Not even close.

Unfortunately, a lot of people contact us saying they did their own nonprofit incorporation, and now they're ready to apply for grant funding. The truth is all they are is a nonprofit corporation. They are NOT tax-exempt. (And that begs the question: did they incorporate properly? Did they include all the IRS provisions? In most cases they have not - but that's a subject for my next article!)

When one incorporates as a nonprofit organization, that is done through your state. The corporation is now a legal entity, and the articles act as your guideline for running the nonprofit business. Obtaining nonprofit corporate status with your state does not automatically carry over to the federal government, however, and the Feds are the only ones who can approve you for that much sought-after 501(c)(3) status.

"Nonprofit" is really a misnomer, however. A 501(c)(3), while it is in most cases a nonprofit corporation, should really be referred to as a "tax-exempt" corporation. Meaning as long as the funds you raise are done so with your stated purposes in mind and used for those purposes, those funds will not be taxed.

It also means that contrary to popular belief, a "nonprofit" organization CAN make a profit. It's what you DO with that profit that makes the difference!

So pretty much you must first incorporate as a nonprofit corporate with your state. THEN you must file an application with the IRS, requesting tax-exempt or 501(c)(3) status.

Once you've gotten the approval of both your state and the IRS - you may then call yourself a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and obtain grant funding.

And while most states will automatically recognize your federal tax-exempt status - most will still require you register with them as well, so be sure to check with your state to see what their requirements are for your situation! So you're probably wondering "What are my options? Should I form a corporation, an LLC, or an L3C?"

Well, let's take a look at these different entities and see which one is best for you and your situation!

A Nonprofit Corporation --
This is a legal entity which has been incorporated under the law of its jurisdiction (i.e. in your state) for purposes other than making a profit for its board of directors or officers. Depnding on your state, a nonprofit corporation may seek official recognition as such, and may be taxed differently from, for-profit corporations, and treated differently in other ways. The IRS requires you apply for tax-exempt status (in most cases) after you have formed your nonprofit corporation.

In MOST cases - the nonprofit corporation is the way you want to go...and we do include setting up your nonprofit corporation, and development of your by-laws, in our services!

An L3C Company --
A low-profit limited liability company (L3C) is a legal form of business entity in the United States that was created to bridge the gap between non-profit and for-profit investing. It was designed to provide a structure that facilitates investments in socially beneficial, for-profit ventures by simplifying compliance with IRS rules for program-related investments, a type of investment that private foundations are allowed to make. Unfortunately, there are some issues: 1) only a few states allow the formation of an L3C (Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming); 2) it is NOT a "corporation" - it's a "company"; 3) the IRS does not yet recognize it or allow L3C's to apply for tax-exempt status.

Interestingly,after giving L3C's the green light in 2010, North Carolina no longer recognizes the L3C as a legal structure.

An LLC Company --
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business structure that combines the pass-through taxation of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the limited liability of a corporation. Note, an LLC is NOT a corporation; it is a legal form of a company that provides limited liability to its owners in many states. LLCs do not need to be organized for profit, however, in most U.S. states, businesses that provide professional services requiring a state professional license, such as legal or medical services, may not be allowed to form an LLC but may be required to form a very similar entity called a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC).  And in most cases, you should NOT form an LLC and then apply for tax-exemption from the IRS...

That said, an LLC CAN apply for and perhaps obtain tax-exempt status, but there are lots of conditions.  If the LLC is wholly owned by a single exempt organization AND if the LLC satisfies the 12 conditions described in an IRS paper called “Limited Liability Companies as Exempt Organization Update,” it has a chance. The LLC CANNOT have individuals or nonexempt organizations as members, and its organizing documents must state a purpose to further the charitable purpose.  The 12 conditions are listed here.

For additional information, call Travis @ 1.865.408.8833, and see if we can help you, as we've helped thousands of others. Even Grantium and its Grants Management Software recommend the professionals at Non-Profit Services.

News from TEA:
Upcoming Deadline Reminder from the Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting

November 19, 2015: Deadline for Meeting Title I, Part A Comparability of Services Requirement

As described in the October 1, 2015, letter posted to the TEA Correspondence page, every year all LEAs must submit their documentation of compliance with the Title I, Part A comparability of services requirement. November 12, 2015, is the deadline for submitting required documents for the 2015–2016 school year.

All LEAs must complete and submit the Comparability Assurance Document (CAD). LEAs that do not meet any of the criteria for exemption must also complete and submit the Comparability Computation Form (CCF).

The CAD and CCF, along with instructions on how to complete and submit them, are available on the Title I, Part A Comparability of Services Requirement page of the TEA website and in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application, accessible through TEASE/TEAL.

For Further Information: The Title I, Part A Comparability of Services Guidance Handbook, posted on the Title I, Part A Comparability of Services Requirement page of the TEA website, describes the comparability of services requirement and how LEAs must document compliance. With any further questions, please email

Are you using Performance Indicators to better manage your Tax-Exempt Organization?

Jim Stoynoff, president of Synthesis Solutions LLC, during the 14th annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University in Chicago, discussed the need to sustain great financial results. He also impressed on attendees the importance of the organization consistently delivering on its stated mission.

The following areas should be of primary focus, according to Stoynoff:

  • The nonprofit model’s viability and sustainability. Is the business model viable? Sustainable? Is it differentiated in ways important to those being served?
  • Leadership. How effective is the organization in staff development and retention, diversification of responsibility throughout the organization, effective use of volunteers, strategic planning and execution, meeting performance goals, learning and innovating?
  • Performance metrics. Has the organization clearly identified its key performance drivers, mission impacts and ways to measure return on investment (ROI)?
  • Systems and processes. How is the organization using technology to manage data, translate this data into actionable information, track and report on key performance drivers, impacts and ROI to staff, board, donors, lenders and other constituents.
  • Board engagement. How effective is the organization in recruiting new board members as needed, clearly stating roles and expectations of board members, fostering and sustaining board engagement/enthusiasm, effectively reporting to the board.

It's about time: Major League Baseball Wants to Suspend About 20 Players Over Doping!

Major League Baseball (MLB) wants to suspend about 20 players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN reports.

The players include the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun.

Both players deny using performance-enhancing drugs, according to CNN. MLB may seek 100-game suspensions for all of the players, who are expected to fight the move, according to ESPN.

The players are connected with a Miami-area clinic, Biogenesis of America, which is now closed. In January, a Florida newspaper reported Rodriguez and Braun obtained performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis. MLB filed a suit against Biogenesis for allegedly providing performance-enhancing drugs to players, and advising them on how to pass drug tests. The clinic’s owner, Tony Bosch, reached an agreement to cooperate with a MLB investigation, the article notes. The league may drop the suit, ESPN reports.

All we can say is: IT'S ABOUT TIME! To read the rest of the article, please go to The Partnership at article here.

The Innovation Fund

If you heard the speech by President Obama today, then you'll know the new administration is working hard to change the climate for the nonprofit sector, reduce troops in Iraq, and use taxpayer dollars for supplanting volunteer efforts. Through the Innovation Fund, President Obama and his team is determined to find the "hidden gems" - that is those nonprofit organizations that have a proven track record in providing proven solutions to our nation's issues. He wants to obtain strategic advice from grassroots organizations; learn how to scale-up government efforts; and partner in providing real-time solutions for the needy in OUR country.

To this end, the new administration will provide resources to help those special nonprofits chosen to reach their full potential and will in fact network with the nonprofit sector to achieve their goals.

What is a Nonprofit Organization?

The two most common questions when starting up a nonprofit organization are: "What IS a nonprofit organization?" and "Should I really develop a nonprofit organization?" Nonprofit Organization Services is here to help you with your questions.

According to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, "A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", or "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. A nonprofit organization may be involved in a wide range of areas relating to the arts, social issues, charities, early childhood education, healthcare, politics, religion, research, sports or some other endeavor."

The Ralph & Virginia Mullin Foundation is making small grants to unincorporated entities to get incorporated and to obtain their 501(c)(3) status. The condition is, if an organization receives one of these grants, it MUST use the money to pay those related costs." CLICK HERE: Ralph & Virginia Mullin Foundation

What NonProfit Organization Services.Org will do for You

Are you serious about forming a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporate organization? If so, and if you're ready to get started, then we can help you:

  • Determine if nonprofit status is right for you
  • Setup your non-profit organization
  • Fill out all the federal paperwork & tax-exempt request forms [the 501(c)(3) and any Schedules]
  • Fill out all of the state tax-exempt request forms, if required
  • Develop your nonprofit incorporation
  • Create your nonprofit by-laws Setup your non-profit organization

We Provide the Services You Need

Many other companies offering services similar to those offered by NonProfit Organization Services.Org begin their fees at $1,000.00. Unfortunately, all they end up doing for that price are the Articles of Incorporation and Organization By-Laws. The problem for you is that you cannot claim to be a nonprofit organization and get grant funding with just a nonprofit incorporation status!

When starting up your nonprofit organization, you will need to complete numerous forms and paperwork. For example, in order to obtain your nonprofit, federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, one must fill out a 32-page application and send it to the IRS and "request" approval. If you're at all familiar with the IRS 1040 form, this is similar to what their tax-exempt request form looks like! Since there are so many forms to fill out, most people are often confused and unsure where to start. Fortunately, NonProfit Organization Services.Org is here to help.

Instead of charging you for each and every single item or form you will need completed, at NonProfit Organization Services.Org, we do it all for you - and for one flat fee! Give us a call and we'll take care of all your nonprofit setup needs. For one low rate, we'll help get you started and all for absolutely no hidden fees or charges!

No two states are alike, and different types of organizations require different schedules, or no schedules at all. To find out what your fees will be or for more information, please call Travis Belcher, and let NonProfit Organization Services.Org take care of your organization!

Call:  1.865.408.8833
for additional information today.


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Last Updated on August 22, 2018

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