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[liberationtech] B-Corps

Lina Srivastava lina at linasrivastava.com
Tue Nov 20 13:44:37 PST 2012


Peter--
Re: PRIs, yes L3Cs can accept PRIs -- one of the advantages. I think L3Cs
are easier to set up than nonprofit corps/501c3s, but obviously don't have
the same characteristics. Depends on whether you want grant funding or not.
 It's getting easier to manage and finance L3Cs, but they're still not in
every state and people are still a bit wary, I think.  Take a look here:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2012/05/04/irs-rules-could-help-the-fledgling-l3c/




On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Peter Fein <pete at wearpants.org> wrote:

> Are L3C's a viable option? From a quick glance at
> http://www.lawforchange.org/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=2305 , it seems
> they're lighter weight & more flexible than a non-profit but still qualify
> as “program related investment” (ie, eligible for foundation support).
>
> My use case: I had looked at starting a 501c3 for an early-stage software
> project and was put off by the expense (a few $K), time (a few months) and
> volume of paperwork - seemed like rather a lot of startup overhead for
> something that may not go anywhere. Around the same time, I incorporated
> (S-corp) for another project, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it
> was.
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Lina Srivastava <lina at linasrivastava.com>wrote:
>
>> Are you talking about a B-Corp or a Benefit Corp? The first is a
>> certification, the second is a legal structure.
>>
>> Before deciding,  you might want to take a look at this archived chat
>> about the benefits of B-Corps vs. L3Cs (another possible structure):
>> (Terrible structure to get through, but good info.):
>> http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/nonprofit-for-profit-l3c-b-corp-ho-22806/
>>
>> This is a pretty good site too:
>> http://www.lawforchange.org/lfc/default.asp
>>
>> Lina
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>wrote:
>>
>>> I wrote a piece a few months ago on the benefits of cooperatives for
>>> liberationtech entrepreneurs:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://liberationtech.tumblr.com/post/28442687690/how-cooperatives-could-fix-social-medias-net
>>>
>>> But I excluded the b corp from that analysis.
>>>
>>> Yosem
>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Andrew Haeg <aohaeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I'm considering applying for B-Corp status once I get GroundTruth up
>>> and
>>> > running. Very curious to learn more -- such as: is it essentially just
>>> a way
>>> > to distinguish your co. from other, non-benefit corps?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Yosem Companys <
>>> companys at stanford.edu>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Rafael made me curious...  Anyone in liberationtech used this legal
>>> >> status before?  Perhaps Renee can tell us more about it?
>>> >>
>>> >> YC
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> From: Rafael Shimunov <r.shimunov at gmail.com>
>>> >>
>>> >> Any folks out there working for a b-corp? Or ever considered it? I'm
>>> >> currently researching it for a social enterprise startup.
>>> >>
>>> >> http://www.bcorporation.net/
>>> >>
>>> >> Best, Rafael
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