I am directing a local Classical Conversations group, and many churches in our area
will not consider housing us because we are not a nonprofit. Since I am basically an independent contractor licensed by CC corporate to run a community in my area, am I potentially eligible to have my community declared a nonprofit?
-Jen, Classical Conversations Director
I recently discussed nonprofit status for CC Communities with Classical Conversations COO, Keith Denton. He explained to me that “CC Directors (who are licensees of CC) may form an entity through which to run their homeschooling operations.
CC does not require a director to run his/her homeschooling program through an entity, nor does it require that such director choose a specific type of entity (non-profit versus for profit) for its homeschooling community.
CC recommends that all directors consult with an accountant and lawyer when making the decision of whether to form an entity, and what type. The decision of which entity to form depends on a variety of factors specific to the director and state where the homeschooling community is formed. As such, consultation with an attorney and accountant in a director’s community is highly recommended to best address all relevant factors. ”
That was very helpful!
I can help you weigh the pros and cons of for profit or nonprofit status for your CC Community. Contact me to schedule a phone consultation.
Carol Topp, CPA