Starting and Leading a Friends group

Libraries Need Friends: A toolkit to create Friends groups or to revitalize the one you have
Friends of the Tennessee Libraries—Tool Kit for Building a Library Friends Group
How to Start a 501(c) 3 nonprofit Organization in NC by NC Center for Nonprofits
Bylaws checklist for a 501 (c) 3

United for Libraries: A Toolkit to Create or Revitalize a Friends Group
Sample Bylaws from NC Center for Nonprofits

Top ten ways to attract new FOTL members
Friends of the Tennessee Libraries—Ideas Kit for Developing/Revitalizing a Friends Group
IRS—Applying for Tax Exempt Status
IRS-Application process for tax exempt organizations
IRS Form 1023 Prerequisite Questions
Guide to Succeeding in the Nonprofit Sector

ALA Fact Sheet #26: Sample MOU
Instructions for Completing Articles of Incorporation for a Nonprofit—State of NC
Article: Understanding the difference between a 501 (c) 3 and a 509 (a) 2 status for Friends

Example of a short Friends Annual Report Another example
Guideline for Organizations—MN Association of Library Friends
(Record retention & destruction)

These links were last checked in December 2020. Please email the FONCPL webmaster to report any broken links or any additional resources you recommend. We have purposely not included Federal and State links regarding employees as very few Friends pay employees or independent consultants.