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OpenHack as 501(c)(3) ? #101

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anoldguy opened this Issue · 5 comments

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@anoldguy
Owner

In trying to find sponsors for food, I'm getting questions about whether we're a non-profit or not, and whether they can write off these "donations".

Is OpenHack a 501(c)(3) entity? Is there any desire for it to become one?

@qrush
Owner

It is not any kind of legal entity right now. If we can scrounge up at least $250 for the fees (and a bank account) I can see about registering OpenHack as a 501 in NYS. Beyond that the tax-exempt stuff is more complicated...I have a lawyer who can help us though.

@qrush
Owner

Honestly I would rather wait as long as possible to do this...like if we ever organize a conference or something.

@robertjwhitney

I have a lawyer friend who can help too.

@qrush
Owner

Is this still an issue?

@anoldguy
Owner

Close it. I'm not getting pushback anymore.

@qrush qrush closed this
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