You need to have a board of directors, usually about five members.
They will need to create a set of By-laws governing your organization. You may find sample sets of organization by-laws at your local library.
Once you have been approved as a non-profit organization people can donate money and take a tax deduction.
Board members should
–have some business and/or financial experience
–not be too involved in “other” projects or committed to too many causes