Starting a Nonprofit: Upsides, Downsides and Alternatives

January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2016

Fee:  Free

This interactive, online presentation will help you determine if becoming a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity is the best choice for your organization. The presentation covers:

Featured Topics

  • A true/false “quiz” about nonprofit organizations
  • Steps to form a nonprofit organization
  • The “benefits” and “burdens” of being a nonprofit
  • The role of a nonprofit board of directors
  • Questions to ask before forming a new nonprofit
  • Alternatives to filing for tax-exemption, including fiscal sponsorship arrangements

Please note: In July 2014, the Internal Revenue Service introduced a new, 3-page Form 1023-EZ, which is filed online and which may be filed by smaller organizations that have actual or projected gross revenues of less than $50,000 per year.  Organizations that qualify to use Form 1023-EZ do not have to provide a three-year budget with their application and pay a reduced 1023 filing fee of $400. To learn more about form 1023-EZ, go to:

Thus, in light of this new Form please note that some of the information contained in Slides 14 and 25 (need to file the regular Form 1023, and need to file a 3-year budget) is not applicable to all groups.

SPEAKER: Maurice K. Segall, Esq., Director, New York and Fairfield, CT Program, Pro Bono Partnership

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