Society Survival Guide: Learn to Protect Your Organization in Tough Economic Times, A Three Part Series

All workshops are held at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, in Vancouver.

Society Act 101 and Bylaw Review with Margaret Mason
March 24, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Are you considering becoming a not-for-profit society? The BC Society Act sets the legal framework for every not-for-profit society in BC, but not very many know its ins and outs.  Join one of BC’s leading experts for a discussion of the Act followed by small group discussions of bylaw revisions.  This workshop will answer questions for new and established organizations.

So You Wanna Be A Charity: Applying for Charitable Status and Maintenance with Martha Rans
April 7, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Each year, thousands of Canadian charities have their charitable status revoked for failing to follow the rules of the game. Find out whether applying for charitable status is meant for your organization. Join us for an overview of what being a charity means and how to stay in line with the CRA’s rules.

Outside the Box: New Business Models for the Arts with Michael Scholar Jr. 
April 21, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Are changes in funding patterns making you rethink the traditional non-profit arts model? Are you just forming a company and want to explore your options? This workshop will explain your alternatives: co-ops, collectives, for-profit and not-for-profit models.

Presented by the Artists’ Legal Outreach, along with the Cultch and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.

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