GAMRican saidHave you done your 1023 yet?
Yes I did complete the 1023 form, it was a little confusing at first.
Oy! I know. I'm going through this right now as well.
An "Educational", "Research", and "Charitable" 503c3 tax exempt. The Part IV narrative alone was 7 pages.
Haha I feel you bro, I read them and read them over and over, plus you can't make a single mistake....what saved me was my sister. She is in the accounting business so it was easier thanks to her....what are you plans?
Myself and a group of colleagues have incorporated an entity which has the following "Global Ends statement" (as in "Ends" and "Means"):"Transitioning and retired US Armed Forces members and their spouses and dependents, senior workforce professionals in declining industries, unemployed persons with non-current workforce skills, and other qualified beneficiaries experience a continually improving standard of living, stability, a sense of community, self-esteem and self-actualization. These Ends will be achieved in a sustainable manner that represents value for the resources invested."
In short, "Our beneficiaries have the jobs that they want."
For each identified population, we will focus first on beneficiaries who are transitioning and retired U.S. Armed Forces members and their spouses and dependents. We will perform "workforce development research" to identify skills gaps. We will develop training assessments, and deliver a broader range of tailored certification training programs. We seek to collaborate and financially support other not-for-profit organizations, augment programs in place with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education, and Homeland Security, and partner with major corporations to deliver upon our shared vision where "Veterans have the jobs that they want."
Although our mission is nationwide, we will begin pilot programs in Northern California, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, and South Florida starting in July 2012.
Ok, time for me to go work on Schedule H. Oh joy! haha!
Please PM me if you have any questions on not-for-profit management/governance.
Aloha and Be Well!