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8/15/2012: Starting a Nonprofit Organization
August 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Free
This hour long webcast will discuss the legal and practical considerations when forming a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Topics will include: state and federal requirements, governance, bylaws, articles of incorporation, IRS Form 1023, charitable registration and annual compliance, board minutes and resolutions, and insurance. The webcast will also touch on the concept of fiscal sponsorship. Participants will gain an understanding of the mechanics of starting a nonprofit organization and the key elements needed to obtain Federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status.
- Key bylaw elements for nonprofit organizations
- Basic governance concepts
- Key elements of IRS Form 1023
- How to qualify for 501(c)(3) status
- Basics of state and federal compliance
|Daniel A. Hershey manages the business affairs of Hurwit & Associates. In addition to directing the day-to-day operational aspects of the firm, Mr. Hershey focuses his efforts on business development, workflow management for the attorneys, marketing activities and serves as a point of contact for the firm’s clients.
Mr. Hershey also provides paralegal services to clients in the areas of nonprofit formation, incorporation, bylaw development and review, applying for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, and state and federal compliance.
Mr. Hershey formerly served as the Development Associate and as the System Administrator for the Boston Lyric Opera. His responsibilities encompassed the coordination of fund raiser mailings, maintenance of the donor database, oversight of the daily operations of a ten-user LAN, conversion to a new network configuration, user support for proprietary ticketing and development software, and the recommendation, purchase and installation of hardware and software upgrades.
Before his work in the nonprofit sector, Mr. Hershey was a staff consultant for Anderson Consulting where he worked on a conversion project for a major defense contractor that migrated a 5 million record database into an integrated and customized bill of material and work order system. Other work included similar migration projects for two major consumer products companies.
Daniel Hershey received a M.M. degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory with academic honors in 1999, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Rochester in Mathematics in 1992.
|Hurwit & Associates, a boutique law firm in Newton, Massachusetts, serves tax-exempt organizations, foundations, and charitable donors throughout the U.S. and abroad. We deliver comprehensive legal counsel in all aspects of nonprofit law, governance, regulation, and charitable giving. We provide practical strategies and structures for sound nonprofit governance and critical legal documents attuned to the unique nonprofit needs of each client.|