STARTING A NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION: INCORPORATION & THE TAX EXEMPT APPLICATION PROCESS (CLE Approved)
Date: Tues., Dec. 9th, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30p.m. ("Brown-bag" Lunch Style)
Co-Sponsor/Location: W.O. Smith School of Music (1125 8th Ave. S.)
This seminar will discuss:
- Whether your idea requires you to start a new organization or whether you could better accomplish your goals by partnering with an existing nonprofit organization;
- The pros and cons of incorporation;
- The challenges of administrating, funding and sustaining a new nonprofit organization; and
- The timeline and steps involved in the process to obtain tax exempt status.
Presented by Rob Pinson, a TNVLA volunteer lawyer from Bone, McAllester, Norton. This seminar is FREE and open to the public. However, if you plan on attending, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mon., Dec. 8th. There is a fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $35 for TNVLA Member Lawyers; $50 Non-Members (for 1.5 hours CLE credit).
Attendance by a representative of the organization is a prerequisite for seeking assistance from a TNVLA volunteer lawyer with the application for recognition of tax exempt status with the IRS.