The Mission and Vision of the Legal Center for Nonprofits, and Other Updates

I’m excited to report that the Legal Center for Nonprofit’s Board of Directors, at its last meeting, adopted Vision and Mission statements to guide our work.  We found the exercise to be energizing as we talked together about the future of the Legal Center for Nonprofits.  I am amazed at how far we have come since I first envisioned this organization, and now, with others sharing that vision, I am even more amazed at how far we might go! 

Our Vision

To create a vibrant, regional center for the nonprofit community of Southeastern Massachusetts.  It will be the epicenter of nonprofit education and legal services.  The Center will be staffed by attorneys and other nonprofit professionals and will provide legal counsel, seminars, conferences, and consulting services to grow the expertise of nonprofit leaders.

Our Mission

To be the primary legal and educational resource for nonprofits in Southeastern Massachusetts, providing:

  • Affordable, excellent legal services for the nonprofit community;
  • Educational programming that helps nonprofit organizations build capacity to achieve the fullest expression of their missions.

Fee Schedule Updated

I’m also happy to report that we are actively serving clients from throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.  Several have contacted me about applying for reinstatement of tax-exempt status, and the Board, recognizing that this is a challenge for many organizations in Massachusetts, has added application for reinstatement to our flat fee schedule.  Find the updated Fee Schedule under the Fees tab.

501(c)(3) Status Still Pending

Our IRS Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c)(3) is still pending before the IRS.  The word from the grapevine is that it may take awhile.  I’ve heard reports that determinations by IRS are taking six months or more.  As they say, “patience is a virtue”… Stay tuned.

 

 

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