My sister and I have started a nonprofit initiative few years back and I will be a freshman in high school this fall. We have not established this as a 501c but have been fundraising for various nonprofits and raised around $15k thus far. I have read few forums and it talks about establishing a nonprofit so just asking if the numbers and impact of a nonprofit initative is good enough to be discussed when it comes to college admissions or is it critical to create a 501c for validity?
My dream is to go to an Ivy and I started reading some posts about 'spikes' but I have no idea what is considered one. Can community service be an EC (like my example above) or a spike or considered an activity? Thanks for your patience in advance as I am still new to high school and learning this process. Thanks