Select one of chapters below if you live in a listed state if we can help with anything. Specifically: chess training, chess workshops, chess equipment and starting a chess club. These services may be free or cost you, depending on the circumstance. We are here to help you, but not for us to go broke. We also have Spanish speakers within our organization.
Each state has its own Harbor Compliance rules. Any fees needed to create your chapter falls on you, usually between $25 and $150. If you are curious what it will cost you, visit your Secretary of State website.
Why do we do this? We want to be 100% compliant with both Federal and State laws. We want every penny donated to us to go to our mission and not to administrative overhead. Not possible, but we try.
This action may have positive benefits to you, depending on your states laws. By using our IRS nonprofit status you do not pay taxes on bonefide things you buy to run your chapter.
Initially, we will supply you with the things that you need to run a chess club (Chess clocks, boards, sets, demo boards, etc.). Then, you can elect to get your own EIN and collect donations and buy your own stuff and/or just pay us the wholesale cost of goods and cost of shipping to you. Your choice. Once again, the "overhead" thing.