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Jamaican Diaspora Southern U.S. Hosts IRS Tax Exempt Organization Workshop – Saturday, October 14th, 2006

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— In collaboration with Eye On Jamaica Project and FAU —

The Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States, in collaboration with the Eye on Jamaica Project and Florida Atlantic University, College of Business, will host a free workshop for all Jamaica/Caribbean-focused not-for-profit organizations. The workshop entitled, “The Road to Exemption”, will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The venue will be the Florida Atlantic University College of Business, 2912 College Avenue, ES Building, Room 106, Davie, Florida.

The Workshop will address issues of applying for IRS 501c3 non-profit tax exemption status and offer many valued resources related to board development, grant funding, Florida Division of Corporations and other related items. Non-profit organization consultant, Jane Sullivan – MNPM, will present an interactive workshop where organizations will be guided through the subtle nuances of completing IRS Form 1023. She will also address questions on the development of an effective not-for profit organization in the State of Florida.

Marlon Hill, Representative for the Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States, states that “The capacity and effectiveness of non-profit organizations in the Jamaican community are critical to the maturity and true potential of the Jamaican Diaspora and ultimately for the benefit of the Caribbean Diaspora. Our partnership with the Eye on Jamaica Project is a powerful example of the extraordinary work already being done among Jamaican and Caribbean communities across the region.”

Ronald Thomas, President and CEO, Eye on Jamaica Project adds, “We are focused and wholly committed to empowering those who desire to make Jamaica a better place. Our mission is to bring awareness and create response initiatives to the poverty and other socio-economic conditions affecting Jamaica.”

All representatives of current or developing Jamaica-focused not-for-profit organizations, including alumni associations, cultural organizations, business/trade organizations, youth groups, and faith-based organizations, are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited, RSVP/Contact:

Marlon Hill, Esq.
Diaspora Hotline: 786- 349-2584
or [email protected]

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