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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How To Use An LLC In Social Impact

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Using an LLC to Make An Impact Many of us left 2016 feeling the same way we felt finding out Santa isn’t real. It was tough. The upside? There’s been a stirring in the social cause space. It’s inspiring people to effect change in impactful ways. Ways that push the boundaries of what was long […]

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Want to Fundraise Successfully? Use Human Service Design.

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Originally appearing on Medium…. Why does it feel like it’s getting harder and harder to raise money? Well, because it is. Our little networked world sets an incalculable number of charities at the feet of donors; ripe for the choosing. Which means fundraisers have to be a tad more thoughtful than a parking lot table […]

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Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Updates: A Nonprofit Governance Conference Brief

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Last week I went to the Texas State Bar’s Nonprofit Governance Conference in Austin. And I walked away with a ton of interesting updates. Especially on things like the 1023EZ, audits, fiscal sponsorship and the state of the social enterprise. Here are 7 updates I thought were especially interesting, or at least ones I think […]

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Why “Can My Board Fire Me?” is the Wrong Question

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If I had a dime for every time a founder shows more thoughtfulness choosing Mario Kart characters than its board appointments…well….I’d have a boatload of dimes. But the easiest way to maintain an organization’s vision is to spend as much time as possible vetting board members and their fit with said mission. Treat the decision […]

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