Re: non-profit status
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 10:09:00 -0700 (PDT)
In the Northwest, the Northwest Intentional Communities Network has 501 C3
status and has used that to help member groups in various ways.  Maybe the
National Cohousing group might consider branch groups to help with this sort
of thing. You can extend your 501 c3 status benefit to any member group in
your organization.

Rob Sandelin
Shariingwood Cohousing
Snohomish, WA 

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynette Bassman [mailto:lbassman [at]] 
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 9:10 AM
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ non-profit status



Has anybody had any experience with a cohousing group qualifying for
non-profit status?  We are a group in formation (starting construction next
month, with openings for more members) and have had to pass up several
opportunities for substantially lower rates for ads on radio and in print
that are available to non-profits.  Also, we have been unable to qualify for
public service announcements on TV and radio when we have had special
events.  It's probably wishful thinking, but I'd just like to know if there
is any precedent out there.




Lynette Bassman

La Querencia/Fresno Cohousing


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