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I have a non profit organization, 501 c-3. about office

I have a non profit organization, 501 c-3. I'mInquiring about office space. Is there a tax incentive for businesses to donate office space? Is there any way a business can save, by renting to non profits?

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I would like to start a social enterprise ( online platform

I would like to start a social enterprise ( online platform for mentally ill teens) - would like to know if non-profit incorporation or for profit incorporation is better. Need initial "seed" donation/funding and then over time have revenue sustain operations. All profits will be invested back in growing the community. Over time there are likely to be two to three employees others would volunteers. The revenue model is via online sponsorships and ads as well as direct revenue from referrals to professionals.

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We are a non profit 501 c3 animal advocacy group--Global

We are a non profit 501 c3 animal advocacy group--Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. Can we point out things that political leaders do for animals?

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Loren

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Non-Profit start-up question. What is the fastest and least

Non-Profit start-up question. What is the fastest and least expensive way to begin a non-profit that involves the fewest number of people? I know usually there's a ' board,' etc. I want to start a small arts non-profit and then build it up from there to be able to apply for grants etc. eventually. It would be small to start, and potentially just myself or one or two others included. Is that possible with a very small group, not a big ' board' involved? I know there's a ' state-level' type of filing, and then something called 501-C ?)- but that's about all I know. Thanks.

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This question deals specifically with California Law and I

This question deals specifically with California Law and I prefer fo have a California attorney answer this question. Thank you.I am leasing a building to a tenant that is a California Corporation (Corp1, started 2014). For this question I will call this corporation ABC MNO XYZ, Inc.Turns out, this tenant has another California Corporation (Corp 2, started 2012) has a different name completely.Corp 2 registered a DBA with the county recorder in 2012. Published this DBA. The DBA is "ABC MNO XYZ." Same as/identical to Corp 1 except for the "Inc.".After the lease was signed by ABC MNO XYZ, Inc. (Corp 1), we discovered that he has been signing building permits, business records, city filings, etc. as "ABC MNO XYZ" ...No "Inc."Further, with some research, we discover in the California Business Corp name search that Corp 2 is suspended.Also, his our tenant the president of Corp 1 was/is also the President of Corp 2Could someone help me understand what "shell/sham" game is being played? This fellows father is a real-estate lawyer.Can someone point me to some California codes/laws to help me learn about this? Something doesn't sit right.Thanks

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I am secretary of a not for profit...Hideaway Hills Water

I am secretary of a not for profit...Hideaway Hills Water Co., Clackamas County, Oregon. A very small, 14 homes, Water Co run by volunteers established in 1975. We manage the water bills, electric bills, repairs and service to the pump house, etc. As we have been looking through old records, we found a release signed by members at that time. Should we or do we need a release from members for our company and it's officers from any liability if a home is damaged or a person is injured with any activity related to the Water Co.? We currently do not have insurance and really can't afford this.

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I have a for-profit corporation that paid to have a

I have a for-profit corporation that paid to have a non-profit corporation (501c3) established. The officers and board of directors are totally different and no one is related between the two entities. If the 501c3 funds projects that fall within its charter, but primarily (95% of them) benefit my for-profit corporation (money for supplies on charitable work the for-profit historically has paid for), is there enough separation between the for-profit and the non-profit?

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Am I going to be charged questions? I have a nonprofit

Am I going to be charged for the questions?I have a nonprofit science workshop running for the last 10 years. I charge the students to cover the materials and the space a pay the teachers help. The income is below 50000.Expenses are higher . I substitute some money'sNow I am into 74 years getting tired. The program is useful for kids ranging from 1-12.Some commercial people are asking me to have a partnership with themWhat does it mean.?should I proceed or not.reasons to proceed is if some money's come from partnerships ,I can hire a manager to continue the science workshop.My workshop web is www. Irvingartofscience.org

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My friend is a secretary on a non-profit board of directors.

My friend is a secretary on a non-profit board of directors. In the last two years she has had three strokes and although she still has mental capacity, she is slower and has lost partial physical capacity. Due to her disability, she is no longer able to transcribe meeting minutes in the timely fashion she used to. I was advised by a nonprofit advocacy group that she is entitled to have an assistant, not only to help her transcribe recordings of meetings, but also to attend meetings with her in a non-participatory strictly assistive capacity. The current president of the board is in the midst of trying to remove several board members, and he has told my friend that if she cannot transcribe the minutes herself she needs to be replaced as secretary. She was also told that she could not select her assistant - that the board had to approve that selection. Can you shed any light on any of this? I feel she is being discriminated against because of her disability and her age.

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