Starting an Arts Nonprofit: Will a Charitable Organization Fit Your Goals and Needs? 

Register now and join us for an online, lunchtime presentation by Erin Rodgers, Attorney.

Missed the livestream? View the recording on our YouTube channel, TALA Office.

You want to share your artistic vision. You have a great idea to help your community. But is a nonprofit organization the right choice, and if so, how do you do it?

Join us as we walk you through a list of everything you’ll need to decide if a 501(c)(3) is right for you, and how to get to the finish line. 

This seminar will be helpful for organizations that are currently fiscally sponsored to evaluate the benefit and responsibility of becoming an independent 501c3. 

Have other questions, or already have a 501(c)(3) organization? We’ll be back on June 27 with a discussion of specific legal issues that affect nonprofits. Here’s more on that.

Meet the presenter:

Erin Rodgers, Attorney

Erin Rodgers has been practicing entertainment and nonprofit law in the Houston area since 2007. Erin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from Loyola University New Orleans, and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She has spoken at many entertainment industry events, and teaches copyright and business courses at the Art Institute of Houston. She has served on the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Council, and is a member of NARAS.

In addition to practicing law, Erin is a classically trained clarinetist, and also plays the piano, accordion, and guitar. Erin has performed as a vocalist with Dave Brubeck and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and currently performs with Houston indie rock bands The Wheel Workers and Glass the Sky, as well as with several other groups.

Erin has organized and successfully obtained tax exempt status for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including groups focused on the arts, education, environmental protection, and foreign aid, as well as scholarship organizations. Erin realized early in life that her strengths lie in supporting others in achieving their goals. Her passion for her work is evident in the fact that she participates in and supports the activities of nonprofit organizations outside of the office, and takes a genuine interest in her clients’ projects.

This project is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit