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Introduction to Preparing a 501(c)(3) Application

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Atlanta, GA

Many people have a desire to form nonprofit organizations or have formed nonprofit organizations to fulfill much needed programs and services in communities. However, the lack of understanding of the process to complete an Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section  501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code prevents many well intentioned individuals from pursuing their goals or vision of obtaining a “determination letter” that recognizes the organization for tax-exempt status. This class  will help provide information and understanding for what is involved in applying for recognition of exemption under Section  501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code so that individuals may be encouraged to pursue their goals or vision for completing and submitting their application for tax-exempt status.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to obtain an Application for Recognition of Exemption for tax-exempt status
  • Eligibility requirements to apply for the 501(c)(3)
  • Understanding the user fee (cost)  of applying for the 501(c)(3)
  • Benefits of having 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Guidelines  to complete Form 1023

 Speaker:  Dr. Carolyn M. Driver, Ph.D., Deputy Director for IT Youth Training Academy, Inc.

Carolyn Driver

Dr. Carolyn M. Driver, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience working in nonprofit organization management, curriculum development, and proposal grant writing for nonprofit organizations. She has formed the following types of nonprofit organizations for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that include an Anti-Drug/Anti-Gang and Drug Prevention Organization for school districts, Education Tutorial Organization, Information Technology Training and Proposal Grant Writing Organization, and Faith-based Organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (U.S.C.). She is currently the Deputy Director of a nonprofit organization that she has founded named IT Youth Training Academy, Inc. where she obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.  She is also an author of a book entitled “Guidelines for Writing Successful Grant Proposals for Nonprofit Organizations.


Foundation Center-Atlanta
133 Peachtree St NW, Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Space is limited. Register online with the form below or by calling (404) 880-0094. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

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Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (404) 880-0094.