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Tuesday, September 24 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Why a Non-Profit Status - How and Why, with a Practical Example

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This panel will explore how to form a nonprofit and the limitations and advantages of gaining nonprofit status.  While nonprofit status is an acknowledged path for associations and presenting organizations, we will also have a presentation from artists who will discuss how the status has helped their band advance its business plan.

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Jon Goldfine

Henhouse Prowlers
Jon is a co-founding member of both the Henhouse Prowlers and the group’s non-profit, Bluegrass Ambassadors. The non-profit's mission is to educate and inspire through the cultural exchange of music. When not performing around the globe and teaching, Jon handles much of the back-end... Read More →
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Ronald Raxter

PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
Ron retired after practicing law for almost 40 years.  His practice included advising non-profit arts organizations. He was a founder of two non-profit arts organizations, the Apple Chill Cloggers and PineCone. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of PineCone, the IBMA... Read More →
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Benjamin Wright

Bluegrass Ambassadors
Ben co-runs the Henhouse Prowlers and the 501(c)(3) non-profit Bluegrass Ambassadors. The inspiration for the Bluegrass Ambassadors came from the more than 25 countries that the group has toured as both musical diplomats with the US State Department and as a touring band. Ben handles... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601