Let’s Get Existential

Shutting down a nonprofit organization is a whole messy process – from the legal requirements to the emotional impact, there’s a lot to consider. Meghan and I teamed up for this episode to answer your...

Welcome to Survivor Island

If your nonprofit has voting members, that means your members have REAL LEGAL standing and rights. So, what happens when things go sideways with a voting member? Membership association expert and CEO of Management HQ...

Eating Your Own Dog Food & Other Idioms

  I think most of us can agree (hopefully) that communication solves most problems. Right? Whether you’re a new or a seasoned Executive Director, communication with your board is KEY. Kris Kewitsch from Charities Review...

The Messiest Nonprofits: Those with Voting Members

  Where there are people, there are people problems. And in a nonprofit with voting members, you've got a lot of people. So in this episode, we tackle listener questions about voting members and the...

Robert’s Rules in Nonprofit Board Meetings: Your Personal Hell

  Lots of nonprofit board meetings use Robert's Rules – but should they? Robert's Rules is a parliamentary procedure that's meant to keep things orderly and make it easier to make group decisions. But sometimes,...

How to get the most out of your board meetings

  Are your board meetings as productive as they can be? Or do you walk away feeling like you wasted time and didn't get much done? It doesn't have to be that way! Matt Homann...

All of Us Are Stronger Than Any One of Us

  It's easy to find ways that new nonprofit founders can go wrong. But we don't often hear the stories of founders that do things right. I sat down with Heidi Semann, the founder and...

Help, My Boss Tried to Kiss Me!

  Join us for an episode with Kelly Rietow, HR Consultant at ROO Solutions, as we discuss people problems that nonprofits can face. What do you do if your boss is crossing boundaries during work?...

So you fired your ED – now what?

  Guest Amy Arcand of Willow Consulting joins your host Jess Birken to talk about what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real (LOL – you may be too young to get...

Virtual Board Meetings For Your Nonprofit: A How-To Guide

As the country hunkers down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm getting tons of questions about voting member meetings and board meetings and how to hold a virtual board meeting. Here are my...

Birken Law Office – Law firm serving nonprofits organizations, and foundations – Birken Law

Birken Law Office – Law firm serving nonprofits organizations, and foundations – Birken Law
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