From: “Denise McCormack”
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:17:56 +0000 (UTC)
To obtain full benefits of a 5013c status, you need to have a board comprised of 3 non-related (non-family) members.
With family as board, the non-profit status is doable, but your business negates applications for grants, etc., in many regards.
Individual artists do have grant opportunities without needing non-profit status, and you can apply for grants under the NSN umbrella, as well as your local arts and history councils.
In addition to visiting the NSN and local websites to explore what is offered there, visit SCORE online and take a few quick workshops and/or make an appointment with a SCORE or Small Business Development mentor. There is no cost to these services.
Also, there are different types of business structures. Usually, an LLC as sole owner is what you’d want — which is, of course, not a non-profit.
The process is not difficult, and the gov. website in your area will have all of the information available.
Best of luck.
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