All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization

Check out my most recent post on the TriplePundit site! A list of five things nonprofits, social enterprises and traditional for-profits should all be thinking about after forming a new organization.   http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/5-things-think-forming-universal-guide-new-organizations/    

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Local Nonprofit Partner and Upcoming Events

The last few weeks in Houston have been full of things happening in the nonprofit space. There’s different clinics, talks, special events; it’s been hard to keep up with them all. But there’s two things I wanted to highlight that I feel will be a tremendous benefit to small and large organizations. VolunteerHouston For the [...]

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Guest Post: 5 Things To Think About Before Starting A Nonprofit

Recently I had the privilege of writing a guest post for Laws For Paws; a blog dedicated to discussing animal law issues as well as those impacting organizations that work with animals.  It’s founder Kay is an incredible attorney that has created (what I think is) an indispensable resource for those working or affiliated with animal [...]

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Ex Officio, Ex Officio, Wherefore Art Thou: Position Still Relevant In This Day and Age?

Was recently looking through a set of bylaws; checking things off and putting things in. But when I got to the ex officio section  it got me thinking. Can something that sounds like a Shakespearean villain still be relevant today?  I jest, but in all honesty just how effective is the ex officio concept  as [...]

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Blue Avocado Piece On Staffing and Supporting Board Committees

Shortly before the holidays I saw this piece by Blue Avocado on staffing and supporting board committees and wanted to make sure I discussed it. Especially since it ties in so well with my last post on when and how to use Board Committees. A few takeaways, and epiphanies, I got from this piece were: When [...]

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Have You: Created A Charter For Your Nonprofit Committee?

In a recent post I talked about a few things organizations should do when they create or utilize board committees. One of the things I mentioned (that I’m a huge fan of) is the committee charter. It’s kinda like a constitution for a committee and helps make committees more effective by setting out the who, [...]

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When, Why and How You Should Be On The “Committee” Bandwagon

The last few months have been incredibly exciting…..and busy. Hence the missing blog post…..or two….or six. But I’ve definitely been busy working with organizations on a variety of different impactful issues. And something I’m incredibly excited about is the increase in the number of questions I’m getting about governance. In fact, the impetus for this [...]

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