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So You Want to Start a Nonprofit?

At both the state and federal level, there are filing requirements, fundraising regulations, restrictions on political activity and other “rules of the road” that a nonprofit must know, especially if you are a charitable organization. Our experienced faculty will explain:

  • What nonprofit model is right for your or your client’s organization and mission
  • Key distinctions between being a “private foundation” and a “public charity”
  • How to stay compliant and avoid problems with the IRS, PA Attorney General and other regulatory agencies
  • Understand the IRS definition of “unrelated business income” and explore the financial implications for a nonprofit
  • How social media has impacted the nonprofit community


Walk through the Steps to 501(c)(3) Status

Using a step by step approach, the presenters will cover the basics of incorporating and drafting articles and bylaws and share tips on how to:

  • Weigh the benefits and burdens of being tax exempt
  • Complete IRS form 1023 to apply for federal tax exempt status
  • Fill out the form so the application process goes smoothly
  • Be clear about why a 501(c)(3) is not exempt from all taxes at the state level


Build the Best Board Possible

The key to the success of any nonprofit organization starts at the top with the board of directors. Our seasoned professionals will help you:

  • Understand board fiduciary duties
  • Consider how the size and composition of your board can be critical to the organization thriving or failing
  • Provide development and training for your board and handle possible conflicts of interest


PROGRAM SCHEDULE (Philadelphia and Simulcasts)

12:00 -  1:00        Starting a Pennsylvania Charity

  • Considerations of forming a charity
  • How to form a charitable corporation in Pennsylvania

1:00 – 2:00           Becoming a 501(c)(3) Charity

  • Benefits & burdens of 501(c)(3) status
  • 501(c)(3)categories
  • Private foundation vs. public charity
  • Form 1023 and 1023-EZ

2:00 -  2:15           Break

2:15 – 4:15           Running a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation

  • Charitable contributions & solicitation
  • PA oversight of charitable assets
  • Other state taxes & exemptions
  • Raising funds through commercial activities (Unrelated Business Income Tax – UBIT)
  • Form 990 reporting requirements
  • In the news


Course Planners: John M. Bradley, Esq., John (“Jack”) R. Owen, III, Esq.



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Date Presented:
October 10, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
4 hours, 15 minutes
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How to Start and Run a Nonprofit (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) Part 1
Speaker Information
John M. Bradley, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Katherine M. Breslin, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Erica R. McReynolds, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Frannie Reilly, Esq.   [ view bio ]
How to Start and Run a Nonprofit (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) Part 2
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Pennsylvania CLE
Substantive Credits: 4.00
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  • Attend In-Person
    • The CLE Conference Center Wanamaker Bldg., 10th FL, Ste. 1010 Juniper Street Entrance Philadelphia PA 19107
  • Simulcast
    • Butler County Bar Association 240 S. Main Street Butler PA 16001
    • Centre Co. Bar Association Eugene Lederer Bar Center 192 Match Factory Place Bellefonte PA 16823
    • Economic Progress Alliance Conference Center William J Douglass Jr. Corp. Conf. Center 764 Bessemer Street Meadville PA 16335
    • Franklin County Bar Association 100 Lincoln Way East Suite E Chambersburg PA 17201
    • King's College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr. Lane's Lane Wilkes-Barre PA 18711
    • LaSalle University Montgomery County Center 4000 Chemical Rd. Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
    • Lawrence County Bar Association Law Library 430 Court Street, 3rd Floor New Castle 16101
    • Lebanon County Bar Association 547 South Tenth St. Lebanon PA 17042
    • Mansfield University Alumni Hall 317 20 Straughn Dr. Mansfield PA 16933
    • PBI Conference Center 5080 Ritter Road Mechanicsburg PA 17055
    • Penn State University Fayette Campus Eberly Corporate Training Center Route 119 North Uniontown PA 15401
    • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Living/Learning Center 450 Schoolhouse Road Johnstown PA 15904
    • Warren Library Association 205 Market Street Beckley Lab Warren PA 16365
    • Wayne County Bar Association 922 Church Street 2nd Floor Honesdale PA 18431
    • York County Bar Center 137 E. Market Street York PA 17401
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