Nonprofit Q&A: Listen to Your Nonprofit Treasurer!

Nonprofit Q&A: Listen to Your Nonprofit Treasurer!

Not everyone who works in nonprofits is an expert in handling nonprofit funds – and that's okay! If you're getting a gut feeling that something just isn't right (or maybe your nonprofit treasurer is…), you should listen. This episode is a throwback to...
Disaster Relief Loans for Nonprofits During the Pandemic

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 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many small...
Down With the Overhead Pie Chart!

Down With the Overhead Pie Chart!

You know what I'm talking about, the pie chart you see on annual reports from nonprofits all the time that show a lot of money going to “programs” and a small slice going to “overhead” and “fundraising.” I'm not endorsing violence,...
Does the Board President Get Veto Power?

Does the Board President Get Veto Power?

One of the things I've noticed in my years as the lawyer for nonprofits is the confusion people have about the board chair or board president role. Sometimes clients come in dealing with some sort of board crisis and sometimes that crisis is interpersonal conflict...
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