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Space Cadets & Nonprofit Comas

  We’re entering 2022 and closing in on two full years of our pandemic reality – meaning that nonprofits are still making big decisions about how to keep afloat and serve their communities while handling...

Show Your Work! Nonprofit Accountability

There are lots of differences between nonprofits and for-profits, and today we're talking about a BIG one – nonprofit accountability. If you own a small business, most people don't care how much money your CEO...

When You Wish Upon a 1099

If you call a nonprofit staff member a 1099 contractor, does that make them a contractor? (Spoiler alert – not necessarily!) In this episode, I'm joined by insurance broker Tom Wertish of Options Insurance to...

Nonprofit Storytelling that Doesn’t Stink!

Your nonprofit's mission is only as strong as your ability to share it. So how do you tell your story in a way that inspires people to engage, give, and share your mission? I'm joined...

The Grayest Areas of Nonprofit Employment Law

When you run a nonprofit, it is crucial to have an understanding of nonprofit employment law. A nonprofit board member regularly makes flirty comments to the executive director – does this count as sexual harassment?...

Nonprofit Arts Organization: Should You Start One?

There's a large and thriving part of the nonprofit sector made up of nonprofit arts organizations – but not every arts organization can or should be a nonprofit arts organization. So, what's the difference really?...

Nonprofit Mission Statement: The Mission is Your North Star

Lots of nonprofits had to change up their operations in the past year – but how do you know what changes to make? My guest Maria Huntley, Executive Director of Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians,...

Who Owns a Nonprofit?

There are all different kinds of people who start nonprofit organizations, but they all have one thing in common: they have a a strong vision. They have this idea, and they can see so clearly...

How Do You Change Your Nonprofit Name With the IRS?

Recently I had a colleague who shared that her organization had decided to change its name for from Nonprofit ABC to Nonprofit XYZ. (more…)

Disaster Relief Loans for Nonprofits During the Pandemic

What should you do to access disaster relief loans for nonprofits? With shelter-in-place orders, schools closing, and employment law changes, I know lots of nonprofits are scrambling to plan for the coming next weeks and...

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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