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Start Your Own Nonprofit or Social Enterprise

This guide includes helpful resources on starting and running a nonprofit or social enterprise in Michigan. Use the menu on the left to start exploring.

Nonprofit Startup and Management Resources

Social Entrepreneurship Startup and Management Resources

Local Resources


A cooperative, or co-op, is a company owned and operated by the people who use its products and services. Some cooperatives are open to all, but provide special incentives to members, such as discounts on products or services.