[p2pu-discuss] Re: Additional help ( Filing for 501 (c) (3) )

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Dec 2, 2008, 4:08:48 PM12/2/08
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1. It should be easy to file in your state.

2. It takes a while to complete the IRS filing process. And, if the official assigned to you is a slacker, you carry on in a dignified way. If however when you are ready to send your final submission of filled-in IRS forms, call your contact, that official even three times, if need be.. But, if there is no response then  call that official's supervisor ---- state in bare facts, with dates, to ensure swift action.

We did not need lawyer, just someone, who worked diligently on the IRS small bundle of forms. Questions you have can be answered online; or by calling the IRS for assistance; and going to its website.

Unless the IRS has become denuded to the point that things move at snail pace, you should have no stumping questions.  We were surprised we didn't.

CheerRon Krate
Founding Chief Executive Officer
International Professors Project

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Subject: [p2pu-discuss] Re: Additional help
From: "John Britton" <pub...@johndbritton.com>
Date: Tue, December 02, 2008 2:08 pm
To: p2pu-d...@googlegroups.com

I've setup one non-profit legal entity in the USA (New York to be precise). However it was not a 'charitable' organization, so we didn't have 501c3 status. If you'd like I have a friend who is an attorney who would likely give us some advice for free.

John Britton
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On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 8:44 PM, Philipp Schmidt <phi.s...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Ana:

Thanks for writing and offering to help. There are a number of areas
that we are working on, which would benefit from more people helping.


One area we would like more people to get involved in, is the course
development template we have created. We kept it very simple, and it
is based on the open online courses we have participated in. It's also
intentionally remixable - so people should improve, adapt, change as
much as they need to. It would be good to get some feedback from
people who are using the template to develop courses.

The document is stored here:
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dg59qmts_5w9gstffk (If anyone wants to
help edit the document directly, rather than send feedback, please
contact us so we can send you an invitation)


Another point we have been spending a lot of time on (more than we had
intended) is related to the legal and administrative issues around
setting up an online site that offers courses. I am not a lawyer, but
understand that there are a lot of things to keep in mind. If anyone
on this list has experience with the legal aspects of online volunteer
projects, or could provide advice on setting up a 501c3 non-profit
organisations in the US, those would be things we'd appreciate help

Best - P

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 12:01 PM, anartam <ana...@uol.com.br> wrote:
> Hi Stian! Hi Phillip! Hello everyone!
>                   I would like to know if there is anything else we
> can do to help develop P2PU project. I think there are so many tasks,
> and you have so many activities, that maybe you would like to delegate
> something to us, after giving some guidelines...
>                   So, feel free to contact me if you need additional
> help.
> >

Jan Philipp Schmidt - "Sharing Nicely" at www.bokaap.net - "Hacking
Education" at www.peer2peeruniversity.org

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