This workshop provides valuable information about starting an arts-related non-profit organization.
State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying.
This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations; insurance; and employment issues. The Fiscal Sponsorship model will be addressed as an alternative to forming a non-profit organization.
This class is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start a non-profit arts organization.
VLA requires all applicants seeking Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status services through VLA to attend one of these workshops before a volunteer attorney can be assigned to them.
This class will be taught by Amy A. Lehman, Esq., VLA Director of Legal Services.
Wednesday, June 19, 2 – 5 PM
1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022
3 Continuing Legal Education credits available for attorneys.
2 Professional Practice and 1 Skills (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys)