Saturday November 2, 2019

9:00am - Noon


Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST
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Joel D. Valdez Main Library 
101 N Stone Avenue
Lower Level 1 Conference Room
Tucson, AZ 85701

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The Workshop Team 
SCORE Southern Arizona 

Thinking about forming a nonprofit business?
Concerned about the steps you need to take to get approval?

Please join us for this seminar focusing on forming a nonprofit business entity within the State of Arizona, obtaining tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, and ongoing operational issues from both the tax and legal perspectives. We have a lot to talk about. Here are some of the topics you will learn about:

Legal stuff...

  • Why you should incorporate in the first place
  • How do you incorporate a nonprofit in Arizona
  • Bylaws, initial minutes, and conflict of interest
  • Board duties
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Written agreements
  • Employment issues

Financial Stuff...

  • Filing with the IRS for recognition of exemption
  • What are exempt purposes
  • Using the Form 1023 or 1023EZ
  • What organizations are not required to file with the IRS
  • Other 501 (c) organizations

Running a nonprofit...

  • Accounting records
  • Record retention
  • Contribution receipts
  • Annual filing requirements


Seminar Leader

Susan M. Vos, Audit Partner, Regier Carr and Monroe, LLP

Susan has been an Audit Partner with RCM LLP CPAs since 2013 bringing an outstanding financial and auditing background and unique forensic accounting skills that help her effectively serve business and nonprofit clients. A Certified Fraud Examiner, Susan received a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Arizona and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Susan is also a member and past President of the Tucson KeyGroup, an invitation only organization of women who are in an executive or top leadership position in their business and are considered exceptional in their field.  She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for 88-Crime, is the Vice President on the Board of the Southern Arizona Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners  and on the Finance Committee of San Miguel High School.

Seminar Leader

Melissa Petro, Partner, Udall Law Firm, LLP

Melissa Petro, or “Mimi” as she is commonly known, is a Tucson native and a partner at Udall Law Firm, LLP, Tucson’s oldest law firm. Mimi focuses her practice on business and commercial transactions, including formation, consultation, and dissolution/acquisitions, real estate purchase and sales, financing, leasing, and development, as well as estate planning and probate. Mimi regularly counsels both individuals and entities on formation and ongoing business operation, including contract and employment issues, and protecting intellectual property.

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