Three Common Mistakes

What are the three most common mistakes people make when trying to create a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization?

1. Many people write Articles of Incorporation that the state corporation commission accepts but that the IRS rejects.
2. They create a Board of Directors which has too many friends or relatives on it, rather than people who believe in their cause.
3. Making extravagant claims in their application about what their nonprofit is going to achieve, claims which their budgets do not support.

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