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BYANJEZAANGIEGEGA Thedevelopmentofsocietyhastouchednotjusttechnology andbiometricsbutalsohumanssenseofcommunity.The21st centurypressedanincreaseinnotjustself-developmentbut alsointhatofsharingandupliftingeachother.Onewaytodo thisisthroughgivingbacktosocietybydonatingfinancially emotionallyandwithtime.Alegalwaytoremainconsistent andtrulymakeadifferenceisassociatingyourselfwithanon- profitorganizationyoubelieveisdoingatruthfulwork. Butwhatisanonprofitorganization AnonprofitorganizationNPOalsoknownasanon- businessentity1 isanorganizationthatusesitssurplus revenuestofurtherachieveitspurposeormissionratherthan distributingitssurplusincometotheorganizationsdirectors. Somenonprofitsarecommunityservingandothersare memberserving.Member-servingorganizationsinclude mutualsocietiescooperativestradeunionscreditunions industryassociationssportsclubsretiredservicemansclubs andpeakbodiesorganizationsthatbenefitaparticular groupofpeoplethemembersoftheorganization.Typically community-servingorganizationsarefocusedonproviding servicestothecommunityingeneraleithergloballyorlocally organizationsdeliveringhumanservicesprogramsorprojects aidanddevelopmentprogramsmedicalresearcheducation andhealthservicesandsoon. Thedesiretomakeadifferencebyservingyourcommunity iscrucialbutisjustthebeginningofapersistentjourneyto reachresults.Anonprofitorganizationrequiresapproval statusalsoknownasa501c3statuswhichexemptsthe companyfrompayingtaxes.Alotofpaperworkisinvolved aswell.ComingfromanindividualthatisalsoafounderCEO ofherownnonprofitIsuggestyoufindateamthatseesyour visionandwantstoassistyouinmakingadifference.Youwill needdedicatedpeoplewithhighmoralsthatwillinvesttheir timeinassistingadesiredchange. Beingbornandraisedinathirdworldcountrysuchas Albaniawherepovertydictatorshiplackofeducationand abusewasveryprevalentIgrewupwiththedesiretooneday bethegirlthatwentthroughitsurvivedandthenwouldbe thehandtopullotherstoovercomesimilarsituationsaswell. IdidntknowhoworwhenbutIknewitwouldhappen.And sowithverylittlemoneysetasideforitItooktheleapoffaith andstartedresearchingtostartmyownnonprofit. TheprocesswasexhaustingespeciallybecauseIattempted todoeverythingbymyselfandnotpayanestimated2000 infeestolawyersorotherinstitutionsforassistance.Ifilled outmyown1023formlearnedhowtowritemyownbylaws descriptionofthecompanyappliedforarticlesofcorporation SecretaryofStateFederalStateandsomanyotherstepsthat Idontremembertobehonestbecausetheywouldbethrown tomeeverytimeIthoughtIwasreadytosubmit.Afeeof400 wasalsopaidtotheIRSandrequiredforconsiderationfor approvalasanonprofit.Thatbeingsaidtheprocesswouldnot havebeensuchaheadacheifIhadsimplytrustedeverything towebsiteslikelegalzoom.comthatcandoallthatworkinan exchangeforafeebutthatfeewastoohighformeatthetime. Thepersistenceandhardworkpaidoffandinlessthenayear BECHLEMCorporationwasapprovedonSeptember42014. Onceyougetataxexemptstatusthenextstepistoorganize fundraisersandbringtheprogramtolifereachaccessto venuessponsorscorporationsthatwanttopartnerwithyour organizationetc. BECHLEMsgoalistoprovideourchildrenwithknowledge andencouragementtowardsaselfdiscoveryprocessthatwill leadtobetterchoices.Thisprogramincludesbutisnotlimitedto musicdancefilmartproducinghealthandwellness.Through thisknowledgeourgoalisthatchildrenwilldiscoverapassion andatalentthatrequiresapositivecommitmentanddiscipline. Theprocessofgettinganonprofituponitsfeetisnoteasy butitisdoable.Givingbackandservingacommunityinneed howeverispriceless.Theworldneedsmorecompassion desperately.Throughtheunitingpoweroforganizationslike nonprofitswecanmakeahugedifferenceinincreasingself confidencemotivationandinhealingthisworldandmakingit abetterplace.Theblessingswearepackedwitharemagical... Wejusthavetoshineletshineorhelpfindotherstoplugtheir givenabilitiesintotherightoutlet. ________________________________________________ Withadegreeincommunicationsabackgroundinpsychology andaninspirationalbookalreadypublishedAnjezaAngieGega assuresusthatthecoretomakingadifferenceinpeopleslifeis motivationandinspiration.Followingandsharingthecurrent well-beingandhealthtrendshasallowedhertodojustthat.To keepupwithauthorAnjezaAngieGegacheckoutherwebsiteat www.anjeza.com HowIStartedMyOwnNonprofitGroupandYouCanToo II II II III II I I I II BechlemAbrightertomorrowforourkids. 29 WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETAUGUST2015