Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization in Missouri

Starting a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and governing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are
flip sides of the same coin. Steps you take in forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect
how your organization must operate in the future. Steps you take in the governance and
operation of your 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect your ability to maintain your 501(c)(3)
tax -exempt status with the IRS on an ongoing basis.
Come to this class to learn how to start a Missouri nonprofit corporation that will seek to obtain
501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS. In addition, this class will also cover good governance
policies, strategies, and requirements that will allow your organization to maintain its 501(c)(3)
tax exempt status on an ongoing basis once you are up and running.
This is an intensive 8 hour class that will focus on practical information and resources like forms
to use, web sites to access, governmental offices to contact or be aware of, and a checklist of
steps to take. This class also includes a lunchtime presentation by Assistant Attorney General
Bob Carlson with a list of Do's and Don'ts for nonprofits under Missouri law .
Dan Sise Bio
DAN SISE, JD, joined the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program (NPML Program) at
U.M. - St. Louis in October, 2008, and serves as an Instructor and Community Engagement
Manager. As his title indicates, Dan's primary job takes him out into the community to develop
even closer ties to the local nonprofit sector. In addition, Dan directs the NPML non-credit
continuing education program and teaches a class on Legal Issues for Nonprofits.
A 1997 graduate of the University of lllinois College of Law, Dan is currently licensed to
practice law in Missouri and lllinois. He serves on the board of directors of a number of
nonprofit organizations, including the Incarnate Word Foundation (St. Louis) and SGSM
Network (St. Louis). Prior to joining the faculty of the NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat
for Humanity in St. Louis where he was director of operations.

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