Nonprofit Startups

Illinois Attorney General - Building Better Charities

"Under Illinois law, fundraisers and charitable organizations are required to register each year with the Attorney General's office. Potential donors may then access important information such as income, expenditures, programs and administration before giving to the charity." Lots of useful information here on legal requirements in Illinois as well as FAQs.
How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Illinois

This resource details the Illinois-specific steps to forming a nonprofit and provides a summary of the time and costs of the process.

The following publication is available in the CINRC

Starting and Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

Downloadable forms to be used in conjunction with the book can be found here: