Start a Nonprofit
Please select Business Answers below to determine required licenses and permits. In the top right hand corner, select the “Start a Business" and choose ‘Nonprofit’ in the drop-down menu. Please contact your town office for local requirements.
MANP has a robust website with resources on how to start a nonprofit in Maine, business finder, Board resources and events calendar.
Includes notices, rules, forms, and fees
The Maine State Library has a robust information page for nonprofit organizations in Maine, including Maine laws for charities, a guide for board members, and much more.
See also their helpful guide on designing and using screening procedures.