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Brain Expansions Scholastic Training, Inc.

Advise Nonprofit on Impact of Selling Products (implications re: UBIT and nonprofit status)


Assist a nonprofit preparing students from disadvantaged backgrounds for careers in the medical field by advising on implications of selling products.

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: B.E.S.T. prepares students, mainly from under-represented and disadvantaged communities, for careers in the medical field to help address the national shortage of diverse healthcare professionals. Their Medical Pathway Programs provide hands-on medical instruction, mentoring, school and career guidance, as well as social safety nets for students who often face additional challenges in their lives.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Decent Work and Economic Growth, Good Health and Well Being, Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Reduced Inequalities
Legal Issue(s):

The B.E.S.T team has developed supplemental instructional programming to accompany their educational offerings. These products will be sold separately. The B.E.S.T team is seeking guidance on whether this revenue might be subject to UBIT or otherwise impact their nonprofit status. If so, they would also appreciate general advice on whether forming a hybrid entity is appropriate.