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501(c)(3) Status for State Councils

  • 1.  501(c)(3) Status for State Councils

    Posted 7 days ago
    For those state councils who are set up as a 501(c)(3), would you mind sharing your structure and any info related to how you were able to claim eligibility for non-profit status? We are set up as 501(c)(6) which is quite limiting. Specifically, we want to take advantage of the free non-profit access to G-Suite for business, but it is restricted only to 501(c)(3) non-profits.

    The obstacle we've had is we don't have a membership population like chapters do, so we're not sure if it's even an option.

    Elisa Garn SHRM-SCP
    GBS Benefits
    Salt Lake City UT

  • 2.  RE: 501(c)(3) Status for State Councils

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi Elisa,

    CalSHRM has embarked on this conversion.  It has taken over a year so far due to we do have board members that receive renumeration.  But now we are on the last leg and waiting to hear from the IRS.  Well, needless to say this is not their biggest priority so we are waiting.

    If this does not work, we will be opening a 2nd corporation for Education and that will be a 501(c)3.

    Trisha Zulic SHRM-SCP
    State Director
    California State Council of SHRM
    San Diego CA