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Proposed Revisions To Section 501(c)(4) Regulations

September 23, 2014



Currently, Treasury Regulation Section 1.501(c)(4)-1 provides for exemption under Section 501(c)(4) for an organization that is “operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare if it is primarily engaged in promoting in some way the common good and general welfare of the people of the community.”1  The promotion of social welfare does not include “direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.”  Currently, the determination regarding whether a given activity constitutes such participation (as well as the determination of what is primary) is made by a facts and circumstances analysis.  In connection with the 2012 presidential election, there were many calls to revise the rules governing Sections 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(3) organizations with respect to political activity.

Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization in Missouri

September 5, 2014


Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL

Starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and governing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are flip sides of the same coin. Instructor Dan Sise knows that the steps you take in forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect how your organization must operate in the future. And the steps you take in the governance and operation of your 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect your ability to maintain your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS on an ongoing basis.

Come to this class to learn how to start a Missouri nonprofit corporation that will seek to obtain 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS. In addition, this class will also cover good governance policies, strategies, and requirements that will allow your organization to maintain its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status on an ongoing basis once you are up and