UTPA to sponsor seminar for starting nonprofit corporations
Posted: 07/07/2003
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Need help starting a nonprofit organization or need to get a tax-exemption? The Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center (SBNRC), a component of The University of Texas-Pan American Office of External Affairs, can help answer these questions at the "Starting a Nonprofit Organization" Seminar Thursday, July 10.

The two-hour session will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Workforce Solutions Office, located at 3312 W. Alberta Road in McAllen.

The seminar is designed to walk a person through the process of creating a new nonprofit organization, including incorporation, bylaws, IRS requirements and forms, and basic operational guidelines. Also, the presentation includes tips on selecting a name and preparing the application for determination of exempt status.

Alejandro Moreno Jr., an attorney and former state representative, who has more than 20 years experience in the nonprofit sector, will conduct the session. He has served as executive director of a local nonprofit and has served as an officer and director of nonprofits dealing with colonias, housing, social services, and economic development.

The fee is $20 per person and includes extensive written materials, including sample articles of incorporation and sample bylaws and non-technical instructions on completing a tax-exempt application.

Pre-registration is encouraged, as seating is limited. For more information, contact SBNRC at 956/384-5920.