How To Create A Kick-butt Org Chart

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Current State of the Org Chart Org charts get a bad wrap. With them falling somewhere between the 6-hour cable window and telephone customer service on the “helpful” scale. But utility all depends on use. In other words, whether or not they are helpful depends on how and why you use them. Won’t you join […]

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What To Watch For In A Fiscal Sponsor


Every now and again, the social impact space circles back to a familiar but intriguing idea. Not a new concept, fiscal sponsorship continually resurfaces as a popular option. And why not? As founders continue to innovate, and we continue to see loose networks mobilize for change, the idea of doing charitable deeds while hedging risk […]

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Starting A Nonprofit- A Posts Roundup

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While I work on a post about organization charts (and how you’re not using them to your advantage), enjoy this round-up of posts on “starting a nonprofit.” Another Way To Understand Nonprofit Entities The IRS 1023 Change You Should Check Out Should My Nonprofit Use the 1023-EZ Form?: The Pro’s and Con’s Have You: Decided […]

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Another Way To Understand Nonprofit Entities

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I field lots of questions about entity structures.  But without fail, I start to run through the options and watch the questioner’s soul slowly die. Eyes glaze. Mouthes fall open. Stay with me!  I’ve lost them. Now, I’m taking a different approach. By pairing each entity with a cartoon character. Because what’s more relatable than […]

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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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