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Political Activity and Nonprofits: Why It’s Vinegar And Oil

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Those not in mourning over American Idol’s last season may have noticed a little election going on. Loaded with enough drama and hot button issues to give the Housewives franchise a run for its money. With so much at stake, it’s natural for organizations to want to jump in. As an ambassador, you might wonder […]

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Legal Traps with Nonprofit Marketing

Legal Traps with Nonprofit Marketing

Slowly…..very…very slowly….but surely I’m working on content for a book. As I draft sections, I’ll post some here for feedback and to see what interests you guys. This post comes from a section on marketing. If any you marketing warriors have anything to add, leave a note in the comments! “Many ask if a tree […]

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My Appearance on The Philantrepreneur Radio Show

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Last week I sat with Victoria Boyd over at The Philantrepreneur Radio Show to chat about nonprofit governance. We laughed, we cried but most importantly we shed some much-needed light on a pretty murky topic. In a feat of defiance, I break down what we mean when we talk about nonprofit governance. We also cover […]

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Governance: Something You Already Do, But Could Do Better….

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Governance. Has a word in our nonprofit vocabulary been more blown out of proportion? (Actually don’t answer that. Our beloved “strategic-planning” probably gives it a run for its money.) Still, journals publish looong articles about this. Every Tuesday there’s a webinar. And we can’t keep track of the books written on it. So much material, […]

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1023-EZ Update and Where Charities Stand

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For those keeping up with the 1023-EZ saga, a report on its results to date was released. I opened the IRS’ First Year Report with a small sense of skepticism. Ok…a biggish sense of skepticism. Which grew the more I read. After all, you’re telling me the universe splitting changes you made to an age-old […]

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3 Things You Should Consider Before Applying for Fiscal Sponsorship

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While writing a piece on fiscal sponsorship, I came across the Nonprofit Quarterly post, “Fiscal Sponsorship: A Balanced Overview.” It’s a great introduction to two models and has good explanations of why the arrangement is appealing. I’ll still write about the other sponsorship options out there. But thought it helpful to focus more on the […]

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Why Board Forum’s Are Important & A Software Giveaway

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Find out how to win a subscription below!Who hasn’t thrown the “g” word (governance) around?  But like the popularity of crocs, I often wonder if anyone truly understands why it’s so popular?  And more importantly, does anyone care to?Well, whether or not you care to, understanding what governance is and how it works is important. […]
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