Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns: The Legal Concerns With Each Step

From the outside looking in, cause-related marketing campaigns seem pretty straight forward. A company sells something and donates a certain amount from each sale to an organization.   But whenever: 1. a product or a service is offered for purchase; 2.with a promise that the purchase will benefit a charity or cause there are all […]

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Article About Nonprofit Trademarks

I came across this article today and had to share. Not long ago I posted an article on things exempt orgs should do to protect its intellectual property (here). Then, in a fit of serendipity I came across this article outlining ways exempt orgs can protect one particular type of intellectual property; trademarks. I wanted […]

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Nonprofit Internal Controls: What To Do With the End In Sight

    Tada!! Here it is, the last post in the internal controls series. The last two things I’ll talk about (don’t look so happy) is detection and maintenance. Detection I often try to impress that internal controls don’t just address the “bad stuff”, they catch mistakes as well. But, as we see in the […]

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Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From the Hershey’s Controversy

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  I’ve kept up with the Hershey’s controversy on and off for a little while now. For those not familiar, the Boards of Hershey’s Trust and School (yes, the chocolate) were being accused of all kinds of indiscretions and abuses. I was happy to see the ordeal recently brought to a close, with the Boards cleared […]

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Nonprofit Data Collection and Use: Could This Become A Legal Obligation One Day?

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Like me, you all have probably noticed a big increase in the number of conversations on data measurement, collection and use by nonprofits. Personally, the more I’ve read about it  the more I start to wonder if we’ll see these conversations hop over from the best practice side onto the legal side. I say this […]

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