February 25, 2009 1:27 PM EST
Without more details - I can only give general answers.
1. There is some time and effort involved in getting approved as a charitable non profit.
2. Charitable organizations cannot sell stock or other securities. You may be forever dependent upon receiving donations.
3. People give to charities for different reasons than they invest in new companies
4. The dynamics of starting and expanding a charity are much different.
Generally, if your primary reason for establishing this as a charitable business is to allow for a tax deduction, I`d say it`s probably not going to get the results you want.
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