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Virtual, GA
Jul 31, 2020
Aug 13, 2020

Seminar for Nonprofits

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

501(c)3 Seminar

Wednesday, August 12 12:30pm- 3:30pm VIRTUAL

A three to four hour, user-friendly seminar to instruct parties interested in launching nonprofit entities. Cost is $120 for GLA members ($10 for additional member guests up to 3 guests), $150 for non-members. 

***Please note that the discounted GLA Member rate only applies to current members. Members must email GLA at or call us at (404) 873-3911 to ask for the discount code.  When requesting a discount code, please let us know how many people intend on coming.

If you would like to become a member, please visit

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts has been offering this class since 1982 and in recent years for the Foundation Center of Atlanta. Many local attorneys attend these sessions. The primary purpose of the session is to place participants in a knowledgeable posture on the legal, filing, and reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations as well as establishing best nonprofit organizational practices from inception. Since 9-11, the IRS raised the bar substantially in acquiring tax-exempt status. The growth in our knowledge on these issues has been commensurate with IRS regulatory and reporting evolution in the field.


  • Mechanics of acquiring nonprofit corporate status
  • IRS Limiting Language
  • Distinctions in business entities
  • Board liability and exposures
  • How the corporate shield works
  • Indemnity and Insurance
  • Nonprofit Governance and Bylaws review
  • Nonprofit Board roles, responsibilities, and fiduciary duties
  • Running efficient governance meetings
  • Conflict of Interests


  • Mechanics of acquiring 501(c)(3) status
  • Distinctions in IRS tax exemptions
  • Form 1023 review (line-by-line)
  • Assembling the IRS Supplemental Application Package
  • Compliance Issues

At this time, online registration is only available when paying through PayPal. If you want to pay by cash or check, please call us at 404-873-3911 to register.

***Please note that the discounted GLA Member rate only applies to current members.

This seminar will be held virtually. All registered will receive instructions on how to access the seminar electronically 24 hours before the event.


All GLA Events August

12: 501(c)3 Seminar 12:30pm- 3:30pm (VIRTUAL)
19: Arts Legal Clinic 1:00pm- 5:00pm (VIRTUAL)
20-22: USPTO Invention-Con 12:00pm-5:15pm