There are several steps you must take to start a non profit organization. First you will need to have a mission statement indicating your cause and purpose of your organization. Next, you will need to contact the IRS to request an application for the non profit organization. With your application you will need to have By Laws and Articles of Incorporation for your organization. Then you must apply for state and federal tax exemption. Once you’ve acquired the tax exemptions, you can begin applying for funding. Keep up with the determination and perseverance!