Legal services

The Colorado Nonprofit Legal Center offers legal services on a broad range of topics to nonprofits. Some of the topics we assist with are listed below.

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Formation is the process which legally creates the organization.

There are important steps that must be followed in order to form a nonprofit in Colorado. These steps include:

1. Incorporate in Colorado
2. Establish an Employer ID Number through the IRS
3. Adopt a set of Bylaws
4. Adopt a Conflict of Interest Policy
5. Apply for Federal Tax-Exempt Status

If you just need clarification on one of these steps, check out our formation fact sheet:

If you need more assistance, fill out the form below!

 Different types of organizations must follow varying tax exemption requirements and classifications.

There are many different types of tax exempt classifications, including 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), and 501(c)(7). Additionally, there are many requirements an organization must meet in order to become tax exempt.

If you just need clarification about tax exemptions, check out our tax exemption fact sheet:

If you need more assistance, fill out the form below!

Bylaws are required to apply for 501(c)(3) status.

Bylaws should establish procedures for how the board of directors and the organization functions.

If you’re unsure of what should be included in your organization’s bylaws, fill out the form below, and we would be happy to assist.

Employee handbooks help clarify the rules of conduct for the employer and employees.

In order to efficiently run a nonprofit, it is imperative that employees have a clear idea of what is expected of them, which is where the employee handbook comes in. The employee handbook should include expectations, code of conduct, the nonprofit’s mission, and various other elements.

If you would like assistance in creating an employee handbook that protects your employees and nonprofit, fill out the form below!

Contracts are another important element of protection for your nonprofit.

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two parties. Because of the complexity of writing up a contract, we recommend reaching out for legal assistance.

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