What To Look For When Considering A Benefit Corporation: A Comparison

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I finally have a chance to circle back to this post. Really, the timing couldn’t be better. I’m losing track of the companies announcing social enterprise initiatives recently, like Salesforce and Cadillac. You’ll remember my post from weeks ago about the Benefit Corporation bug FINALLY hitting Texas. As excited as I was, in reading the […]

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Entrepreneurs for Change, When Will You Create Your “Light-bulb”?

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But no, Ikea kicked over the sandbox, somersaulted and did a Segal kick over to the monkey bars. Developing a lightbulb that you install as you would any other light but dim with a separate and unattached dimmer. Wires? Ikea said we don’t need your stinkin’ wires.   Pulling things apart, putting them back together. […]

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What Nonprofits & Social Enterprises Need to Know Plus Other Musings: An Interview

Finally getting a chance to post! Working on a few posts, including a recap of the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit, a post on disruption and business models. For now, I wanted to share one of my favorite interviews up to date with Mr. Social Entrepreneur. We laughed, we cried (from laughing) but dived into some […]

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What Your Harvey Relief Efforts May Be Missing: Intentionality

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As many of you know, I’m based in Houston, Texas. And  stayed during Hurricane Harvey. Outside of the mounting depression that builds after being stuck inside for 4 days/when it rains 4 days straight without break/when you’re worried about being blown away, the trauma of watching so many suffer so many losses took a bigger […]

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3 Common Legal Traps Nonprofits Fall Prey To

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Replicating a guest post from Wild Apricot,  for their free webinar I presented on August 23, called “5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits and How to Avoid Them.” You can watch here.   Most nonprofits I encounter know they have legal traps lurking within their organization. They’re just not sure what those traps are. Even more dangerous, […]

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New Social Enterprise Incubator Coming to Houston, Texas

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of participating in a social impact “unconference”, hosted to introduce a social enterprise incubator opening in Houston. All I can say is, IT’S A-BOUT (hit the “bout” hard) TIME. A re-occurring theme throughout the conference was the (seemingly) short supply of resources for social enterprises in Texas, and more […]

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The Dangers With a For-profit and Nonprofit Hybrid Structure

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Every so often, a group of us sit down with folks from the IRS Exempt Orgs Section and chat. Talk about upcoming developments, things the IRS sees and for us to watch out for. In June, there was a lengthy discussion on structuring for-profit/nonprofit hybrid structures that stuck out to me.  One, it’s interesting the IRS is seeing so […]

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