Finding a Local Homeschool Co-op
My home, Cincinnati, Ohio, has an abundance of homeschool co-ops and other opportunities for group learning.
Here’s an incomplete list of groups in the greater Cincinnati area. Locations and meeting times may have changed. Please visit the website or e-mail for up to date information. E-mail me at Carol@HomeschoolCPA.com with additions or corrections
Don’t live in near Cincinnati? Visit these sites for local homeschool group information
A to Z Homeschooling.com
Go to your state page and put “co-op” in the browser search
Search by “Type” for “Co-op” or “Cooperative.” You can further
narrow the search by including your state and/or county.
Can’t find a co-op near you? Buy my book and start your own co-op!
Running a Homeschool Co-op or Group
One By One: The Homeschool Group Leader’s Guide to Motivating Your Members
Read more about this very helpful ebook for homeschool group leaders here
Read my review of One By One here.
Online support group for leaders
Facebook group I am a Homeschool Group Leader Request permission to join this private but very helpful and supportive group.
Homeschool-life.com, a website hosting service popular with many homeschool groups, has a forum for group leaders. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation to join the Support Site for Group Leaders
Legal assistance for homeschool leaders
National Center for Life and Liberty works with homeschool organizations as well as individual families. Read this post on how HLA helped one homeschool organizations that was facing intimidation by the IRS.
Home School Legal Defense (HSLDA) has several pages devoted to homeschool leaders and a few articles written by Carol Topp, the HomeschoolCPA
IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status
A helpful site written by a former IRS employee offering guidance on applying for 501c3 tax exempt status
Internal Revenue Service Charities and Nonprofits Page
Go to the source. An excellent site on IRS regulations of charities and nonprofits
Hurwit and Associates: Legal Counsel for the Nonprofit Sector
A very helpful website operated by a law firm. They offer a Law Resource Library with many good articles and a list of nonprofit filing requirements by state. To see what your state requires from nonprofits click on the “State by State Filings” on the left column.
General Information on Running a Nonprofit Organization
Several manuals on using Quickbooks available for free download
Free Management Library
A library for nonprofits