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Becoming a Nonprofit Organization: Incorporating and Filing for Tax-Exempt Status

Parent groups form for many reasons; most of them form initially to provide support to their members. When a parent support group begins to talk about how it might provide services to the community, its members usually become aware of their need to find new sources of revenue. It is at this time that many… Read more

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Developing Group Identity and Activities

This article is from NACAC’s Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups: A Guide for Leaders. Download the guide Every group forms its own identity in a different way. Some evolve organically; others take time to decide who they are and carefully plan what they want to do. If the parent group is to be effective… Read more

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Getting the Group Started

This article is from NACAC’s Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups: A Guide for Leaders. Download the guide As a group leader, one of your first tasks is to find other group members and organize your first public meeting. Below you will find ideas for recruiting new members and strategies to help you plan your… Read more

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Becoming a Leader

This article is from NACAC’s Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups: A Guide for Leaders. Download the guide Adoptive, foster, and kinship parents have established and organized parent groups for years. Many motivated parents have started a group with a clear and focused mission in mind. Others simply wanted to help parents connect. Whatever level… Read more

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Starting and Enhancing Support Groups for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Families Webinar

Are you new to support group leadership? Is your group in need of new energy? Or are you ready to take the next step in your development? If so, this webinar on starting, nurturing, and maintaining support groups for adoptive, foster, and kinship families will provide you with tools and ideas. Presented by Kim Stevens… Read more

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Parent Group Development

This article is from NACAC’s Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups: A Guide for Leaders. Download the guide As you decide to form a group, it can be helpful to look at different types of parent groups and examine how they function. Adoptive, foster, and kinship parents organize into groups because of a basic shared… Read more

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Becoming a Nonprofit Organization: Incorporating and Filing for Tax-Exempt Status

Parent groups form for many reasons; most of them form initially to provide support to their members. When a parent support group begins to talk about how it might provide services to the community, its members usually become aware of their need to find new sources of revenue. It is at this time that many… Read more

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The Value of Adoption Groups: Supporting Parents, Supporting Kids, Supporting Families

This fact sheet is the first of a series produced by the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). Under an Adoption Opportunities grant (#90CO0913) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, NACAC operated the Adoptive Parent Leadership Network to offer resources and support to adoptive parent groups. We encourage you… Read more

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