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Nonprofit Organizations in the Sharing Economy

This article gives an execllent  "big picture" summary of Nonprofits. It shows:

Rules for qualifying as a 501(c)(3)

Descriptions of other 501(c) sections. 

It also talks about the situation where an entity incorporated as a nonprofit, does not seek federal exempt status. 

Read the article by Community Enterprise Law,

http://communityenterpriselaw.org/forming-community-enterprise/nonprofit-organizations-in-the-sharing-economy/

Community Enterprise Law, a project of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), hopes to provide accessible legal information, best practices, and supporting tools for community-based enterprises and nonprofits.