Community U

This section is all about nonprofit and service. It was taken from our previous publication of Gathering Magazine.

OUR MISSION: TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SERVICE. TO HELP SPREAD COMPASSION, NOT JUDGMENT.  TO HELP EXISTING NONPROFITS TO SUCCEED; TO HELP AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO START THEIR OWN NONPROFITS…TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SERVE IN SOME WAY, NO MATTER HOW LARGE OR HOW SMALL, EITHER BY DONATING OR SERVING…ALL FOR THE BETTERMENT OF PEOPLE AND OUR COMMUNITY.  

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.”   — Margaret Mead

“No act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT NONPROFITS:

YOU WILL LEARN A LOT FROM THE LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS.  THEY ADVOCATE FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS AND OFFER CLASSES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ACTIVE OR WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING ACTIVE IN THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY IN LOUISIANA.  THEIR WEBSITE IS: WWW.LANO.ORG.  

HERE IS A LINK TO THE LOUISIANA SECRETARY OF STATE’S WEBSITE WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SET UP A NONPROFIT CORPORATION.  HTTPS://GEAUXBIZ.SOS.LA.GOV/.  CURRENTLY THE COST IS $75.  

HERE IS A LINK TO THE IRS, WHICH WILL EXPLAIN HOW TO OBTAIN 501(C)(3) (NONPROFIT) STATUS: HTTPS://WWW.IRS.GOV/CHARITIES-&-NON-PROFITS/CHARITABLE-ORGANIZATIONS/EXEMPTION-REQUIREMENTS-SECTION-501(C)(3)-ORGANIZATIONS

ARE YOU PRIVILEGED?  TAKE THIS QUIZ TO TEST YOUR “PRIVILEGED STATUS” – CLICK HERE.  

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NEED HELP SETTING UP A NONPROFIT? EMAIL US

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“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” — James 2:14-18

Faith in Action is Love