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Creating a nonprofit

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Carter Aug 5. 26 Replies

Hello Base Camp!I'm working with the 55th Cascadia to create an umbrella nonprofit that all duly chartered BPSA groups in Portland Oregon could share. The 45th Columbia River in Washington State…Continue

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William Carter replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"My understanding is that the IRS paperwork to extend tax-exempt status from HQ to local groups across multiple states has not been completed yet by volunteers.   The benefit for having non-profit status at the local level includes volunteers…"
Aug 5
Kristen Breen replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"So, why can't we use the nonprofit status of the BPSA-US?  What is the benefit, if any, at the local level?"
Aug 4

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William Carter replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"PDF file for the last post in case the link does not work."
Jun 29

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William Carter replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"CREATING A NONPROFIT TIPS Here are some tips on how to set up a nonprofit. As  warning I have no professional background in this at all.  The IRS in 2014 introduced a 1023 EZ form which makes it quicker and cheaper.  Comments are…"
Jun 17
Michael Ferioli replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Well I just got my letter today from the IRS.  That makes 17 days!  You'd think they would be busier this time of year.  FWIW, I used pay.gov to submit the application.  I'm not sure that's how others did it, but…"
Feb 1, 2016

BPSA HQ
Ethan Jewett replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"I think we were just over 3 months. The paperwork arrived within the last week. We're official!"
Jan 15, 2016

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Andy Bicking replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Hi Michael, We paid for an expedited review, and were working with a pro-bono attorney who does this sort of thing full-time. The whole process took us about two months."
Jan 15, 2016
Michael Ferioli replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Just submitted my paperwork via pay.gov.  Any feedback on how long it took to process for you folks?"
Jan 15, 2016

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Andy Bicking replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"The 91st received its confirmation of 501c3 status from the IRS today! Whoohoo!"
Jun 8, 2015

BPSA HQ
Ethan Jewett replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Very cool. We're in process getting our 501c3 here in Portland. Will post when it's official."
May 25, 2015

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Andy Bicking replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Excited to announce that the 91st Sojourners just received notification from the NYS Attorney General of it's not-for-profit status!"
May 14, 2015

BPSA HQ
Ethan Jewett replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"The Portland BPSA non-profit does have a mission bigger than merely making it possible to bank: it truly can become a support organization for area-wide events and needs. We have discussed having the ability to support new SG formation and…"
Feb 27, 2014
Wendy Cook replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Thanks, Andy! Once we have gone through the process I'll post our steps here. I know each state is different, but I think that banking requirements are mostly federal in nature so it's possible that everything you've mentioned will…"
Feb 27, 2014

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Andy Bicking replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Hi Wendy - reporting in from a different state here, so our situation may be different, but our credit union required us to use our own EIN and also provide a letter from our Auxiliary Committee authorizing opening of the account. That letter was…"
Feb 27, 2014
Wendy Cook replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"It does help. Thanks, Jeff!!"
Feb 27, 2014

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Jeff Kopp replied to Philip Bransford's discussion Creating a nonprofit
"Wendy, Last we heard from David on this (in early January), this was still up in the air regarding BPSA's EIN and extending tax-exempt status to our groups. From what I understand from that thread, they had to refile the paperwork with the…"
Feb 27, 2014

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Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
Excited to get a BPSA group going in SE Portland, Ore. I enjoyed Boy Scouts in my youth and want to pass along that opportunity to my kids, only without the backward policies of BSA's national leadership.
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
636th Mount Tabor Scouts of Portland, Ore.
Any previous scouting background?
Eagle Scout, 1985, Troop 607, Chief Sealth Council.

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At 7:46am on June 18, 2013,
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Jeff Kopp
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Welcome to Base Camp, Philip!

 
 
 

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