AAPIP2017: The Legal Aspects of Philanthropic & Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era

It was an honor to participate at the Asian Americans-Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) 2017 National Network Convening and Annual Meeting that took place May 19-20 in Los Angeles and speak on the subject of: The Legal Aspects of Philanthropic & Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era Moderator: Suk Rhee, Northwest Health Foundation Panelist: James Head, East […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/19/17

Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A memo written by former FBI director, James B. Comey indicated that President Trump asked Comey “to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn ….” New York […]

Nonprofit Radio: Shared Leadership Options

I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about shared leadership models. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later on iTunes. We’ll no doubt be talking about some pros and cons associated with several models of shared leadership, including: Co-CEOs CEO and other C-suite officers (e.g., CEO […]

Learning Session on Strategic Restructuring

On May 16, 2017, the City of San Francisco and La Piana Consulting held a half-day learning session on strategic restructuring. Bob Harrington of La Piana Consulting discussed different tools and forms of strategic restructuring, and reviewed some of the pitfalls that can prevent nonprofits from moving forward toward success. Notably, he emphasized that the process takes […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/12/17

Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey while Comey was leading an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. Presidential election. Trump’s dubious rationale for the firing essentially amounted to Comey being too harsh […]

NGOSource Webinar on Equivalency Determination and International Giving

Our friends at TechSoup | NGOsource are presenting  a live webinar exploring equivalency determination, its role in international giving, and NGOsource’s unique approach to this process on Tuesday, May 23, from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Pacific time (2-3 p.m. Eastern). According to NGOsource, an  equivalency determination is: a process by which a U.S. grantmaker evaluates whether an intended foreign grantee […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/5/17

Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources (on this Cinco de Mayo) with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: The House passed the Republican Health Care Bill that would “roll back state-by-state expansions of Medicaid, which covered millions of low-income Americans” and, subject to states’ waiver rights, “would […]

Council on Foundations 2017 Annual Conference

The Council on Foundations 2017 Annual Conference (Leading Together) was held in Dallas on April 23-26. The Opening Plenary, Philanthropy’s Role in Vibrant Communities, kicked off with President George W. Bush discussing his recently published book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, and the work of the George W. Bush Institute with American veterans […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/28/17

Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement that would have allowed the federal government to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities. A lawyer for the Department of Justice alarmed the […]

Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(4) for Nonprofit Startups

A nonprofit organization organized and operated for charitable purposes may be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code while a nonprofit organized and operated for social welfare purposes may be exempt under Section 501(c)(4) of the Code. We are often asked about the difference between the terms “charitable” and “social welfare” and why an […]