Today, Water for Humans (WFH) met with Misha Sandusky and Joe Helt, third year law students at Seattle University, to start the process that will culminate in filing IRS Form 1023, our application for 501(c)3 status. We plan to submit the application in April at the end of their term. This is a class project for a nonprofit course they are taking and the price is right for WFH: pro bono.
Today, WFH gave Joe and Misha a verbal overview of our organization and how we arrived at this point of applying for our own 501(c)3 status, which will take us from under the umbrella of A W.I.S.H. (A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity) for our tax exempt status. They had already done quite a bit of research from our website and the forms submitted to WAACO (Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations), but we were able to clarify some points with this face-to-face meeting.
Misha and Joe outlined the information that need to be gathered or created to complete the application. Fortunately, we have some of the more time consuming parts done, like the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. The two major items that need to be done are a narrative of our activities (current and future) and our budget.
You can keep track of our 501(c)3 progress through this Blog.