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Upcoming Events

Midwest Homeschool Convention, April 16, 17 and 18, 2009 in Cincinnati, OH. I'll be presenting workshops on Teenagers in Business and Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out

Home Educators Association of Virginia Convention, June 11,12 & 13, 2009, Richmond , VA. I'm presenting five workshops on budgeting, working from home, teenagers in business, homeschool nonprofits and 501c3 tax exempt status.


My weblog (blog) has recent material on running a homeschool organization
Recent entries:
What to Do With a Surplus of Cash?
Rewarding Volunteers
Can My Family Homeschool be a Nonprofit?

My ebooks
Money Mgmt cover    501c3 cover
Money Management for Homeschool Organizations and
Tax Exempt 501c3 Status for Homeschool Organizations

Homechool Group Leader
A new website run by two homeschol leaders, Kristen and Denise.  Check out there mini course "The Top 4 Traps for Homeschool Group Leaders to Avoid!" and their blog, Homeschool Group Leader blog.

The Homeschool Co-op Planner
An e-book written by Julie Forsythe, a co-op leader for 5 years in West Virginia. This resource includes printable forms, idea lists, and many recommendations and suggestions to help you along the way.
Homeschool mom and computer database expert, Pam McBride, has created an online data management system designed especially for homeschool co-ops.  It is an affordable, flexible subscription service that is now available to any co-op.  Make registration, organization, schedules, class rosters and file transfers easy!

Forming Your Co-op into a private school
Advice on how your homeschool co-op can become a private school from an experienced homeschool leader

The Old Schoolhouse Leadership Yahoo Group
A great forum linking homeschool leaders from acros the nation.  Discuss problems, ideas,  information and receive encouragement.

Internal Revenue Service Charities and Nonprofits Page
Go to the source.  An excellent site on IRS regulations of charities and nonprofits

Hurwit and Associates: Legal Counsel for the Nonprofit Sector
A very helpful website operated by a law firm.  They offer a Law Resource Library with many good articles and a list of nonprofit filing requirements by state.  To see what your state requires from nonprofits click on the "State by State Filings" on the left column.
A helpful site written by a former IRS employee offering guidance on applying for 501c3 tax exempt status

Quality 990: Improving IRS Reporting
Tips on filing the annual IRS Information Return, Form 990

Reality Check
Several maunals on using Quickbooks available for free download

Free Management Library
A library for nonprofits.  Read about board duties, how to start a nonprofit and much more

Non-Profit Organizations from
Good information on nonprofit organizations

Nonprofit Genie
Information on starting a nonprofit organization