Decide the mission and goals of your charity and who you plan on it benefiting. Decide the organizational structure of your charity. File the articles of incorporation with your state agency. Decide the type of charitable organization that you want to create. The IRS has 5 that they recognize. File for an EIN number with the IRS. This can take awhile but then you will receive a 501c3 form recognizing you as a nonprofit organization. Hope this helps.