Refresh: Setting up a New Charity for Disaster Relief
Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. I'm Cynthia Rowland, and this is episode 60 of EO Radio Show. This week's episode is a refresh of episode 10, first recorded on July 3, 2022. Episode 10 provided a checklist of considerations for nonprofit leaders when organizing a new charity to provide relief to individuals and businesses in the aftermath of a disaster.
Sometimes, it feels like I should rerun this episode every month since we seem to be in the midst of disasters in the charitable field all the time. While we seem to be on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still see a seemingly constant barrage of terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters around the world. The focus of this episode is on the many steps a new domestic U.S. charitable organization needs to take to be on a solid road to providing the support needed.
Also, for an episode that addresses the distinction between disaster relief for a charitable class as compared to a private benefit for a specific individual affected by a disaster, go back to episode 9 of EO Radio Show, and you'll find details there.
Nonprofit State Filings YouTube playlist
IRS Form 3833: Disaster Relief, Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations.
IRS Form 1023: Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
IRS Publication 1771: Charitable Contributions and Substantiation Requirements
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