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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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.