Hi there! In Arkansas we are working towards creating a state forensic nursing association. We were initially pursuing an IAFN state chapter and voted in a board of directors, but for various reasons we decided to go our own way. Now, we are trying to figure out what the best next steps are.
Our goals are to be an inclusive group that does not require payment or dues, but takes them on a voluntary basis in order to be as accessible as possible. We want to support forensic nurses in the state by providing education opportunities, peer support, assist with state standardization of practices, and perhaps develop state certifications. Has anyone done anything like this who would be willing to chat?
Curious what the best way to establish ourselves legally might be? 501c3, 501c6, LLC, something else?