Please Help Launch The Yellow Ribbon Society
Organized by: Theresa Hilsdon
A personal note from the founder: Please learn more about my organization and what I hope it will grow to become at http://www.yellowribbonsociety.org - I am a Navy enlisted veteran funding this startup on my own and have already covered many expenses with regard to setting up my foundation. However, I am turning to Crowdrise because I am encountering some difficulty with raising enough money for the next steps to launch, which include paying legal fees associated with correctly incorporating my organization, obtaining tax advising, and other administrative and logistical expenses. The immediate needs of my organization are:
- Approximately $3,000 funding to cover the costs of legal counsel to properly incorporate, file 501(c)(3) paperwork and file paperwork for federal, state and local requirements and ensure I am compliant with the law;
- Approximately $1,000 funding to cover the administrative costs to have a tax advisor and accountant advise me on the most efficient and proper ways to handle my organization's finances.
- Approximately $6,000 funds for to cover the needs for approximately 1 year of expenses for a small office, holding a series of four fundraisers to find additional donors, and seeding operating expenses accounts that will assist in the day-to-day running of the Yellow Ribbon Society for approximately one year until 501(c)(3) status is obtained.