Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status Workshop

Monday, March 23, 2009: 1pm-4pm

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1 East 53rd Street (on the corner with 5th Ave)
NY, NY 10022

Note: There is Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this class.

This introductory workshop introduces individuals, organizations and practicing attorneys to the basics of nonprofit incorporation and federal and state tax exemption. Workshop includes course e-book with this pertinent information, along with information on fiscal sponsorships programs as well as sample forms and documents. This workshop provides individuals, organizations and practicing attorneys with valuable information about starting a nonprofit 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. VLA requires all applicants seeking Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status services through VLA to attend this workshop before a volunteer attorney can be assigned to them.

Registration Form

Fees for this workshop are as follows (Note: attendees need only take one workshop):

Arts Professional VLA Member: $50
Arts Professional Non-Member: $75
VLA Legal Professional Member: $125 (course packet hard copy included)
Legal Professional Non-Member: $175 (course packet hard copy included)

$10 additional at the door registration fee.

Fees include free e-book (attorney’s will receive a free hard-copy version). Hardcopy version of e-book is also available at the door for $10

To register, please complete the attached Registration Form and return to Sergio Munoz Sarmiento via fax to: (212) 752-6575, or mail form with payment to his attention to:

Nonprofit workshop
1 East 53rd Street, 6th fl
NY, NY 10022-4201

Future dates when this class will be offered are: (please note that both the 2hr and 3hr courses cover the same material).

Monday, March 23, 1-4pm*
Thursday, April 16, 1-4pm
Tuesday, May 19, 1-4pm*
Tuesday, June 16, 1-4pm
Tuesday, July 21, 1-4pm*
Tuesday, August 18, 1-4pm
Monday, September 14, 1-4pm*

*Asterisk denotes class dates when CLE credit for attorneys will be available.

This VLA program is made possible with the support of the The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Nonprofit Assistance Program.

Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services, educational programs and publications, and advocacy to the arts community in New York. The first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world. For more information about Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, please see