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RE: garden in anniston, AL


hi,
another easy way to achieve your goal is to piggy back
with an organization that already has non profit
status (501c3). this will save you the trouble of
having to do it yourself. peace groups often have this
status and would LOVE to work with agronomists.
peace,love,and sunshine
dani
--- "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com> wrote:
> Joey,
> 
> 1) What you need is some pro-bono legal help to set
> up your group as a
> not-for-profit corporation under the laws of
> Alabama. Under the federal tax
> system, what you want to become is known as a 501
> (c) (3) corporation.
> Contact your nearest Unversity with a good law
> school. Most law schools have
> legal clinics where they do pro-bono work for
> indigents and not-for-profit
> start ups. Maybe one of you knows a local law firm
> that would take your
> incorporation as a not-for-profit charitable
> organization as one of their
> pro-bono cases ( many law firms have that degree of
> social responsibility.
> The telephone book is a mighty resource. You might
> want to give a hollar to
> the Trust for Public Land in your part of the world
> for leads on attorneys: 
> 
> TPL Southeastern Region
>  Southeast Regional Office Address
> Southeast Regional Office
> 306 North Monroe
> Tallahassee, FL 32301
> (850) 222-7911
> FAX (850) 222-3133
>                          
> link :http://www.tpl.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=211
> 
> 
> 2) Go to the elected official ( or the aide - i.e.
> the one who does the
> work)  closest to the area that your garden is sited
> with some of the folks
> who helped elect him, worked on his campaign, knows
> his momma from church.
> It might be worth while to have letters from
> clergymen and the organizations
> that would potentially benefit from your project. 
> Have your plan laid out
> on paper, the names of the volunteers, the nice
> person who is willing to
> lend you the land, everything. It might be a good
> idea to have an informal
> conversation with some of your local journalists,
> radio and college stations
> about your project. Get one of them to come along as
> a member of your
> working group.
> 
> When you meet with the elected ( or most likely
> aide) show him/her all that
> all of your ducks are in a row.  Tell him that you'd
> really like whatever
> advice he could give you in finding a pro-bono
> lawyer, some low-cost
> insurance, etc. You're not ASKING for anything
> except advice, a steer to
> some free legal aid and perhaps a good word to the
> local agricultural
> extension for the group.  Tell him that he has an
> invitation ( i.e. photo
> opportunity) at the garden opening. 
> 
> Honestly, this is the kind of private,
> non-governmentally funded social
> service project that legislators adore these days -
> thousand dots of light
> sorta thing.  I wouldn't be surprised if you walk
> out of his door with some
> good leads to funding. 
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> A Good 'ol boy and gardener  from NYC's Hell's
> Kitchen,
> 
> Adam Honigman
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	joey Roberts
> [SMTP:jroberts@trucking2000.com]
> > Sent:	Friday, February 09, 2001 6:46 PM
> > To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> > Subject:	[cg] garden in anniston, AL
> > 
> > Hello Sally,
> > My friends and I are trying to organize a garden
> in Anniston , AL to help
> > provide for the various charitable org.s in our
> > area, Women's shelter, Salvation Army, Soup Bowl,
> ... Help.  I am a
> > graphic
> > artist and  self taught gardener. I am stuck on
> > the problem of forming a non-profit so that
> contributors to our garden can
> > write off there donations.  We have someone
> > willing to let us use there land, but we need the
> proper systems in place
> > to
> > handle there business request's ie. tax write off,
> > insurance, liability so on.  I would appreciate
> any feedback you have and
> > would like to see where your org. could help us
> > get started this year.  thanks so much Joey
> Roberts
> > 
> > 
> > 
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