November 2012 Newsletter

November 2012 Newsletter

From Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

covering the following topics:

Nonprofit Orientation with Erin Rodgers 11/14/12

Legal and Accounting Open House presented by TALA, FreshArts, and Caroline Collective 11/17/12


Nonprofit Orientation with Erin Rodgers Wednesday, November 14, 2012

These sessions are designed to provide information to those interested in forming a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation, covering the basic function and structure of exempt organizations, bookkeeping and tax issues related to exempt organizations, and other pertinent information. There will also be time for questions and answers during the session. Session will be presented by Erin Rodgers, TALA Staff Attorney. This program is free and open to the public.

Nonprofit Orientation with Erin Rodgers
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
1540 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

Legal and Accounting Workshop presented by TALA, FreshArts, and Caroline Collective Saturday, November 17, 2012

Please join us for an opportunity for artists and members of arts organizations to get FREE one-on-one council on specific accounting and legal questions. When you RSVP in advance, you’ll get a 15-minute free consultation with either a lawyer or accountant (or both if you need to see both). If your question or situation requires more attention, you may be referred to TALA for a separate follow-up appointment. Send an email to [email protected] to reserve your spot by EOB Friday,November 16th. All appointments are made on a first come, first served basis. Walkups are welcome if time allows.

Legal and Accounting Workshops
Saturday, November 17, 2012
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Caroline Collective
4820 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004


The Board and Staff of TALA would like to thank the artists, businesses, and Gala Committee for making our November 10th Gala a huge success! We would like to again congratulate the winners of this year’s awards, Artists of the Year TWO STAR SYMPHONY, Organization of the Year PROJECT ROW HOUSES, and The Karen Susman Volunteer of the Year KATHY PLOCH. Thanks again to this year’s Underwriters, BRACEWELL & GUILIANI, SPECTRA ENERGY, VINSON & ELKINS, THE WILLIS GROUP, and SUSMAN GODFREY. And we give a special thanks to our hardworking Gala Co-Chairs, David Berry and Jennifer Rinker, for their creativity, vision, and drive to make the 2012 CIRQUE DES ARTS Gala one of our most extraordinary and unforgettable events ever!

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Please consider becoming a member, or renewing your membership today. We accept payment via PayPal through our website.

A portion of TALA’s programs and services are generously supported by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, Association of Corporate Council–Austin Chapter, Austin Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Blakely Soloff Taylor & Zaffman–LLP, The Brown Foundation, Blair Dancy, Fish & Richardson PC, The Harris and Eliza Kempner, The Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Endowment, Intel Corp, Intel Volunteer Grant Progran, The Texas Commission on the Arts, and Trop Pruner & Hu PC

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