First Contest Winner Announced - Taunton Diversity Network

First Contest Winner Announced - Taunton Diversity Network

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This month, we held a contest to provide those who are fighting to protect freedom of assembly, first amendment rights and social justice with up to $5000 in legal fees.
 
Now we’re ready to announce one of our three winners – the Taunton Diversity Network.
 
The organization, headed by President April Funches, is located in Taunton, MA.
 
Their goals include:
  • Creating events and opportunities to educate the local community on social justice and inequalities.
  • Expanding voter rights.
  • Supporting small businesses owned and operated by BIPOC.
  • Holding seminars on rights to remain silent and be safe when dealing with police.
  • Educating the community about local candidates for office.
  • Acting as liaisons or advocates for youth in the school system, especially students who feel targeted because of their race, ethnicity or gender
 
The Tauton Diversity Network has done all of this in less than a year. They officially held their first event this summer to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
 
How they hope a lawyer can help them
 
Lawyers are essential when it comes to starting non-profits and businesses.  
 
The Tauton Diversity Network plans on using their $5000 in legal services to help them create a structure, which includes bylaws for a board of directors.
 
Until now, they have relied on boilerplate templates that they found for free online.
 
But all non-profits and businesses need documents that are unique and relate to their specific areas of concentration.
 
For example, the Tauton Diversity Network needs help figuring out what the legal and tax differences are between organizations that are 501(c) 4 and those that are 501(c)3.
 
According to the IRS, a 501(c)3 is a nonprofit organization for religious, charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. Donations to 501(c) 3 are tax-deductible.
 
501(c) 4 are for social welfare groups, and donations to 501(c) 4 are not tax-deductible.
 
“We’re new,” says Funches. “These differences are complicated and we want to spend our time in the community.”
 
You can learn more about the Taunton Diversity Network on Facebook.  
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