Non-Profit Status

The Houston Organization Development Network (HODN) is a network of organization development professionals in the Houston metropolitan area.

HODN is a registered 501(c) (3) organization under the federal law of the United States. According to 26 U.S.C. § 501 we are exempt from federal income taxes and can receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, and unions.  We are also exempt from Texas state taxation.

501(c)(3) tax-exemptions apply to entities, such as ours, that are organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and in our case, educational purposes.   501(c) (3) status also applies to organized for testing for public safety, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Political campaigning in elections to public office is prohibited under this statute.   However, a limited amount of lobbying to influence legislation could happen, if we also registered for a 501(h) status. To date, we have chosen not to do so.