A “non-profit” organization is in essence, a business. Even though the end objective does not entail making profit for its owners, other business attributes are the same. There are goals to meet. Clear direction and planning is needed. Good internal working documents are essential. Quite often there is payroll and employees with expectations. Externally, the non-profit organization has interactions with vendors and government agencies. Attorney Bernard van Gils has worked with churches, schools, charities and business leagues. The Van Gils Law Firm can assist with all aspects of organizing and managing a not for profit organization from incorporation and workable bylaws to obtaining tax exempt status. Like all businesses, the success of a non-profit endeavor rests on the security of its legal foundation.