Strengthening community nonprofit organizations

This program is designed to aid the small nonprofit organizations in Missouri that are in many ways the backbone of civic life in our communities. They include neighborhood organizations, community betterment groups, faith-based organizations, auxiliary clubs and educational associations. Their work often defines what is unique about the places we live, and their efforts to address some of the most difficult community issues often differentiates a good place to live from a not-so-good place to live.

The support these organizations need varies widely from place to place, group to group and situation to situation. The resources provided here are designed to help a group do a self-assessment and locate appropriate assistance. In addition, University of Missouri Extension community development faculty are located throughout the state to provide assistance to organizations as they address their organizational needs.

IRS Stay Exempt website

The IRS has developed a series of online workshops designed to help you keep your organization in compliance with the federal tax laws governing 501(c)(3) corporations. The program is available on the IRS Stay Exempt website.