On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 5:44 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Did you look at other states in terms of becoming a 501c3? I was under the
> impression that some states are easier/cheaper than others.

Not in depth -- the focus on Georgia was largely driven by the
availability of an attorney who I knew and trusted and who generously
gave of his time. Since there is, to my knowledge, nothing that ties
Code4Lib to any particular state, I expect that if we decide to set up
a 501(c)3 that we'd do a scan to find the most advantageous
jurisdiction to register in.

I should mention that I wouldn't want to preclude the possibility of
registering as a Canadian nonprofit, but we did not investigate the
legal issues that might arise from that option.

> There's also the Tides Foundation in San Francisco that provides the
> structure for a non-profit (staff, legal work, fiscal sponsorship, etc.) It
> seems to be stable.

Thank you for sharing this; I'll incorporate this this on the IG's
resource list.


Galen Charlton
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