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Starting & Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) in Missouri

October 2, 2013


When: Thursday, November 14, 2013 || 9 AM–4 PM 

Where: J.C. Penney Conference Center, UMSL North Campus

Fee: $89, lunch included – Click here to register now!

Starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and governing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are flip sides of the same coin. Steps you take in forming a 501(c)(3) affect how your organization must operate in the future. Steps you take in the governance and operation of your 501(c)(3) 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 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 running. This

Too Much? Too Little? Nonprofit Compensation

The IRS is clear that nonprofit executive compensation is one of the top compliance issues. Please see the free CLE below regarding compensation best practices. There is also a rooftop reception afterwards where you can mingle with your colleagues and the panel (which I can personally guaranty is worth the price of admission).

Too Much? Too Little? Nonprofit Compensation



May 14, 2013 Regional Arts Commission 6128 Delmar

If you serve on a nonprofit board of directors, advise nonprofits, or have been following this issue in the news, this seminar is for you. Our expert panel: Keith Kehrer, Bryan Cave LLP; Judy Murphy, RubinBrown LLP; and Kent M. Rapp, Grant Cooper & Associates, will discuss best practices in determining reasonable

Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program

The following is a program that may be of interest to your organization and its leadership

What’s a Bylaw? Why Does My Organization Need Them and How do I Draft Them?

May 29 | 2-5 p.m. | $25

Instructors: Dan Sise, Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program | Laurie Hauber, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Are you trying to draft bylaws for a nonprofit corporation? Does your nonprofit already have a set of bylaws that could use a review or overhaul? Do you want to learn more about how a well-crafted set of bylaws can lead to good governance and management of your nonprofit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend this class. Samples and examples will be provided during class as will a list of helpful sources of information that will guide your organization towards an effective and well-crafted set of bylaws.


Atlanta Humane Society 2012 Pet Parade – Bryan Cave LLP Walk Team

May 3, 2012


From TrustBryanCave.com

Kimberly E. Civins and Brent A. Howard serve on the board of the 1873 Society Club, the junior board for the Atlanta Humane Society (“AHS”), and organized a Bryan Cave LLP walk team for AHS’ Pet Parade. The Pet Parade is an annual event that helps promote AHS and raises money for AHS while giving dogs exactly what they want, play time and a walk. The Bryan Cave walk team had a lot of fun and helped raise money for AHS. AHS is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873. Originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals, AHS is now a widely recognized pet adoption center, clinic, and educational program provider, which has been serving Atlanta at 981 Howell Mill Road since the 1930s. AHS does not euthanize for time or space. To adopt, volunteer or donate, you can visit AHS’ website.