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Foresight2020

Incorporate Foresight2020 as a nonprofit

Once we incorporate as a 501c3, we will be able to raise funding and support for our effort to train additional political candidates to protect themselves against cyber intrusions.

Posted April 28, 2020

Background & Context

Foresight2020 is a non-partisan effort to improve the cyber security of U.S. political campaigns. Our cyber defense and preparedness trainings are delivered for free to political candidates and their staff. To date, Foresight2020 has delivered in-person trainings to over 40 candidates, staff, and current office holders around the country. We're on track to have trained over 200 people, including about 150 virtually, by early May, and including 17 campaigns as of mid-April.

Immediate Problem

We would appreciate legal assistance in helping form as an entity (probably an LLC) so that we can apply as soon as possible for 501c3 status. We will then be able to apply for additional funding and accept tax-deductible donations so that we can continue our work.

Work & Deliverables

As mentioned, it would be helpful for a lawyer to guide us through the formation and incorporation processes. We hope our lawyer can take the lead on drafting documents and ensuring they are submitted in the proper order and to the proper authorities as quickly as possible.
Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Intro call with volunteer coordinator. Lawyer provides estimate of filing fees.

Collaboration Phase

  • Draft formation docs; submit entity formation docs in correct order.

Wrap Up

  • Apply for 501c3 status.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: New York
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • Deliverables Due: May 15, 2020
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Foresight2020

Foresight2020 is a non-partisan effort to improve the cyber security of U.S. political campaigns. Our cyber defense and preparedness trainings are delivered for free to political candidates and their staff. To date, Foresight2020 has delivered in-person trainings to over 40 candidates, staff, and current office holders around the country. We're on track to have trained over 200 people, including about 150 virtually, by early May, and have trained 17 campaigns as of mid-April. Our trainings are all virtual at this stage, and we have upcoming trainings scheduled for the next Arena Academy summit, as well as for additional Congressional candidates and their teams and for state Democratic parties across the country.

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