Starting a nonprofit association for the first time is an interesting process. There are many steps, hurtles really, that must be surmounted before an organization can receive final validation as a nonprofit entity. Writing by-laws is one such hurdle. I am pleased to announce that as of this date, the Board of Directors has met and ratified the by-laws for Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturers Association. These bylaws are available for review by members and regulatory officials upon request.
Next step? Complete the IRS Form 1023 – Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.