Getting Started - Starting a Non Profit Organization in Singapore

Getting Started​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thinking about setting up a non-profit organisation in Singapore? Congratulations! The non-profit sector is a great field to work in. It makes significant contributions to the economy and also to the communities in which they work.

In Singapore, there are over 1,900 non-profit organisations. You may wish to do some research about existing non-profit organisations - there may already be one working in your area of interest.

The Legal Issues Involved

If you have decided to start a new no​​​n-profit organisation in Singapore one of the key factors that will determine the success and longevity of your non-profit organisation is getting the legal issues right from the start. The legal issues faced by the non-profit sector are quite unique!

For example, when you start a non-profit organisation, you must choose a legal structure and a set of rules or constitution to govern the operations of your group. This will affect the kind of legal issues your non-profit organisation may have to deal with (for example, whether it will be eligible for tax concessions). Making the right decisions at the start can save your non-profit organisation considerable time, money, administrative headaches and perhaps even legal difficulties further down the track.

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