Survey Says…

There are several different topics in the nonprofit sector that can reliably kick up some drama, and today we’re talking about a big one – nonprofit executive compensation. How much money should a nonprofit leader...

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 Council...

You’ve Got (Junk) Mail

We're pulling this episode out of our backlist for your holiday weekend listening! Jason Viana, Executive Director of the Open Door, joins us to answer another batch of nonprofit questions! What rules do you need...

Covid Q&A: The Nonprofit Organization Re-Opening Guide

As the world slowly (or quickly) re-opens this summer, tons of nonprofits are left wondering what their post-pandemic offices and operations will look like. That’s why I asked my friend and business law attorney Inti...

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 issues...

Putting a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization in Hyper-Sleep

When you're running a 501c3 nonprofit organization, you're tasked with making the right decisions for it – even in the face of unexpected challenges (hello, global pandemic!). There's no one-size-fits-all approach to deal with a...

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, Robert's...

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...

The Curse of Employee Turnover

Nonprofit employee retention is crucial to a successful organization. So what happens if you can't find talented, dedicated people? Or if the awesome people you find keep leaving? Jason Viana, Executive Director of The Open...

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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