This site is sponsored by


The Michigan Nonprofit Association has developed this website to help new and already-established charitable organizations comply with federal and state laws and regulations. 


First-time visitors should click here for a few tips on how to navigate the large amount of information contained on this website.


The information on this website


provide, or substitute for, legal advice.


This Staying Legal MI website IS designed to help charities:

  • Distinguish between charities and other nonprofits
  • Locate and understand federal and state charity regulations
  • Take advantage of benefits provided by federal and state laws
  • Clear up common mistakes about the operation & regulation of charities