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Charity Begins at Home

So how do I initiate a homebased, not-for-profit business?

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QUESTION: I want to start a homebased, nonprofit organization to help people who can't afford dental care. I plan to telemarket or go door-to-door for donations. How can I find out about the regulations on such a business? How much salary can I expect to draw? I'd like information on how to run this type of organization legitimately.

Eva H. Carman

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