How To Start A Nonprofit
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We help nonprofits, government agencies, and individuals to develop the skills, knowledge and resources to achieve their missions to do good.

Thinking about starting a nonprofit? 


At The Word Woman LLC, our service delivery focuses on enhancing the mission, image, and strength of our clients for greater impact and lasting sustainability.


After nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector, Michelle Nusum-Smith started The Word Woman LLC in 2010 to help nonprofits and individuals to achieve their missions to do good. She has worked in health, housing, education, and human services. Clients of The Word Woman LLC benefit from her experience as nonprofit leader, staff member, board member, and volunteer.

​​​​Michelle Nusum-Smith, owner and principal consultant at The Word Woman LLC, has been helping nonprofit organizations and the individuals who support them for over 20 years! She's a "Do-Gooder helping Do-Gooders to do good."

Change the world. Keep doing good.

Then you need "How To Start A Nonprofit", a 36-page, information-packed eBook (PDF format) by Michelle Nusum-Smith, owner and principal consultant at The Word Woman LLC!  In it, you will learn:

  • the difference between nonprofit, tax-exempt, and 501(c)(3)...they are not the same,
  • the state and federal government agencies you will need to file paperwork with,
  • what you must do before "the paperwork",
  • who you need on your team…because you cannot do it alone,
  • how to select your first board members,
  • how obtain tax-exempt status,
  • how to plan your first year, and
  • much more!

Michelle also discusses other options you have to “do good” if you determine starting a nonprofit isn’t right for you.