Nonprofit Formation

Cowan Consulting for Nonprofits provides assistance in all aspects of nonprofit formation for new nonprofit organizations in Florida. Services include:

Obtaining Tax Exempt Status

Setting up a new nonprofit organization requires the preparation of various key documents and government filings. We take you step by step through the process of forming your nonprofit including the preparation of:

  • Articles of Incorporation,
  • Bylaws,
  • Fundraising permit applications in Florida and elsewhere if needed,
  • IRS Application for Tax Exempt Status.

Policies and Procedures

Assisting new organizations in establishing the right structure, governance policies and operating procedures from the outset.



Training staff and board members to:

  • Set up an effective governing board,
  • Develop key policies and procedures,
  • Meet annual filing requirements,
  • Avoid common legal pitfalls.
Testimonial for Nonprofit Lawyer Cowan Consulting

Client Testimonials

We have worked with Justine on a number of projects, involving our clients and also for the firm.  She makes navigating the often complex legal issues of the nonprofit world easy for us.
Paul Bryan – Resilient Philanthropy