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.  

Gwinnett County CASA Website

Our organization has had the pleasure of partnering with Gwinnett County CASA to build an online presence and create promotional products for their organization. Check out the website here and scroll to the bottom for pictures of the promotional products!

Gwinnett County CASA Facebook

Visit the Gwinnett County CASA Facebook page to learn about their work and support children's voices in Gwinnett.

Streamlined Data Reporting

Through the use of Google's Data Studio, we were able to streamline data reporting for Gwinnett County CASA. 

Branded items

Browse some of the promotional products we had the pleasure of creating for Gwinnett CASA!