Nonprofit Capacity Building Toolkit

Want to start a non-profit? Here are some guidelines that can help you get started. Below, you can see non-profits we have worked with, such as Gwinnett County CASA.

Define your organization

Think about your goals, objectives, and tasks.

Register with the State

Visit this link for more information.

Register with the Federal Government for 501c3 Status

Visit this link for more information.

Open a Bank Account

Buy Domain Name

Purchase using this link.

Register Email on a Domain with Google Workspace or Office 365

Register using this link.

Open Social Media Accounts

Keep them private as you work and build your accounts.
Popular platforms include: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat (if applicable to your organization), TikTok (if applicable to your organization), Nextdoor, Facebook Groups, and Ring Local.

Create a Branding Kit 

Keep in mind what logo, colors, photos, and videos you may want to incorporate. Visit Canva for Nonprofits for more information. 

Sign up with Tech Soup

TechSoup supports nonprofits, charities, and libraries by providing access to donations and discounts on software, hardware, and services from major brands. Visit their website for more information.


See if Salesforce is right for you. Visit their webpage for more information.


Raise money via various platforms. Popular platforms include: Facebook, GoFundMe, PayPal, Publix, Kroger, and Amazon Smile.

Sign up for one of these Nonprofit Tools

Recommended tools include:  Double the Donation, Nonprofit Easy, EveryAction CRM, TechSoup, or Network for Good.