Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Here's What I Need... please!?

So, the grief site is up and running, the store has inventory which is on it's way to me for me to personalize when I get orders (The response from internet shops has been utterly mindblowing! I got another resounding yes this morning!) but there are other things I still need, and to be honest, I don't know where to begin! First off is traffic, but that will improve as the search engines pick me up... (hint hint, a link to poetic acceptance for grieving parents would be MOST appreciated!)

To legally operate as a charity, I need to register as such with the government and get a charity/non-profit tax ID. I'm not sure what this costs, but I know it isn't free and I know I have no idea how to do it. I'm pretty sure I won't need a lawyer, I gave the website a preliminary look last night and it seems pretty straight forward, just a 25 page book to fill out, a bit like doing my taxes, only there are apparently an extra 20+ pages lol.

Anyone out there with advice or who wants to donate to the cost of the legalities? To be honest, some experienced advice/help would mean more to me right now than the money to cover the application.


  1. ugggh, that sounds like zero fun. maybe put a link somewhere on the site asking for help in getting that part of it rolling?

  2. yeah, I'm not big on government paperwork - but I don't want to pay taxes on money I don't keep either! I'll just wait until I open the P.A. account and do it online I guess. I found a website that does it - and gives instructions ;)

    just what I need - Idiot's Guide to Founding a Charity lol

    I can't wait to see how much paperwork I end up with each year, believe it or not, I've already got all sorts of stuff I'm trying to keep up with!