<< Subject: I'm starting a running club?
Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2000 1:36 >>
>>1) Why did you join your current running club?>>
1) for the coaching/group workouts 2) the newsletter 3) product discounts
available at some local stores
>>2) What do you like the most about your running club?>>
Large club with the available of some social interactions.
>>3) What aspect of your running club could use the most improvement?>>
Availability of running products through the club.
>>4) What service do you wish your running club provided?>>
>>1) What are the legal and liability considerations that an organizer must
Liability insurance. State incorporation. Officers and directors insurance.
>>2) What are common problems in getting a running club started and how have
they been resolved?>>
(1) Finding officers and directors who are willing to work for -0- (this, BTW,
is the bain of all not-for-profit organizations) (2) finding bookkeeper who's
willing to work for -0- (3) finding sponsors.
Remember, to start a successful not-for-profit remember this advice: Spread a
wide net. Your best organization should involve *many* people in positions of
responsibility as opposed to a small B.O.D.
>>3) Can anyone recommend a good web-site, or non-virtual source for
information concerning start up of a "Not-For-Profit" organization? Not to
worry cynics, racing etiquette will be one of the first topics explored by
this group and we will not seek special consideration in registering for
No website, but find yourself a local CPA/attorney who is familiar with tax and
corporate law (who also runs). Here's the drill (1) Incorporate in the state
as a not-for-profit (contact the secretary of state for info) (2) complete a
form 1023 and file with the IRS to seek and receive exempt tax status (3)
remember that each year you must file a tax return with IRS and possibly the
state as well as a filing with the Secretary of State.
Jennifer - running attorney/cpa who will *not* assist you for free (been there;