Have you recently begun a new nonprofit equine business, or are you thinking of starting one? Therapeutic and equine-assisted learning, equine rescue, and other charitable pursuits are among the fastest growing in the horse industry. In a presentation each day at the 2012 Minnesota Horse Expo, I will explain the requirements for incorporating a nonprofit organization, applying to the IRS for tax-exempt recognition under different categories, and important strategies for maintaining your tax-exempt status. I will also offer common-sense solutions to everyday problems of fledgling organizations like payroll, hiring and firing, conflicts of interest among members of the board of directors, and of course, raising money. Using colorful, real-world examples, I will walk you through the life cycle of a nonprofit and explain best practices to give your organization its best shot at success.
For a schedule of presentation times, visit the web site for Minnesota Horse Expo.