ILNH Gains 501(c)(4) Status. So What Does That Mean? – John Woods
Recently ILNH was granted a Federal 501(c)(4) designation as a social welfare organization.
The Internal Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(4) describes a social welfare organization as one not organized for profit, but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.
These 501(c)(4) organizations are tax exempt as long as no more than 50% of their expenses are directly related to partisan politics. Donations to 501(c)(4)s are not tax deductible. The designation gives us at ILNH substantially more flexibility to pursue our mission than being a 501(c)(3) which allows no direct political activity. As we move forward, we will need to develop a way of documenting any political direct activity from our community service activity.
- Saturday – January 18 – Rise Up Doylestown Women’s March Anniversary and Community Potluck. ILNH is one of the co-sponsors of this event, which will bring like-minded people together for friendship, comradery, a few short inspiring songs led by the Rise Up Resistance Chorus. The event will follow the Women’s March in Philly from 5-7pm at the Salem Church, 186 E. Court Street, Doylestown. Organizers request that you bring a dish to share and your own plate, bowl, napkin and silverware if possible. Donations for the Doylestown Food Pantry will also be accepted. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/462903747962566/
- Thursday, January 23 6:45-9:15 pm – CTC Bucks Storytelling Workshop, Lurgan Road, New Hope. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ctc-in-bucks-storytelling-workshop-tickets-88008372411
- Saturday, January 25 1:30-3pm. PA01 Congressional Candidates Forum – Bucks County Old Courthouse: Commissioners’ Meeting Room on the lower level, Doylestown, PA. All four candidates have committed to attend: Judi Reiss, Debbie Wachspress, Chris Finello and Skylar Hurwitz. Please register through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressional-candidate-forum-tickets-88317773839 after Tuesday, 1/7.
- Sunday, January 26, 9:30 am-5:00pm – CTC Bucks Training and Canvassing. Location TBD. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ctc-in-bucks-training-and-canvass-tickets-88053080133