Thinking about starting a nonprofit? Have a name in mind but not ready to jump in?

You can legally reserve the name by filing Application for Resevation of Name with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  The filing fee is $30.  It’s a short form, and all that is required is your name, address, and the name of your future organization. I am sure this form exists with other states, check with the Secretary of your state.

Your organization’s name  is important and it will be your brand. Consider reserving the web domain and email accounts. Check out this post from Nonprofit Tech 2.0 about the importance of doing just that.