You can listen to Gene on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio today (1:00 pm ET; 10:00 am PT) discussing board oversight basics.  Chase Magnuson and Allen Thomas kick off the show discussing real estate gifts, how to get them, and how to keep a charity safe from bad gifts.  Click on the "Listen live" link.

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Here are some of my favorite posts of the week in the areas of nonprofit organizations, corporate governance, philanthropy, and social enterprises: 

  • Nonprofit Assistance Fund: Great article by Kate S Barr & Jeanne Bell in the Nonprofit Quarterly – An Executive Director’s Guide to Financial Leadership – http://ow.ly/8wowx
  • Emily: How can nonprofits that rely on government funding navigate the financial crisis? 5 ways discussed in Stanford Social Innovation Reviewhttp://bit.ly/z0puQN
  • Gene: Protecting Your Nonprofit's Money in the Post-Madoff Era – http://www.venable.com/files
  • Tony Martignetti: Listen to my December teleseminar titled "Charity Registration Demystified" in association w/ NonProfit Direct – http://tony.ma/yablVa
  • Emily: Can an Effective Whistleblower Policy Prevent Misconduct? via JD Suprahttp://bit.ly/yDkOVC
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Controversy spins local nonprofit out of control – how conflict of interest can damage a nonprofit – http://owl.li/8swf8
  • Emily: Build a Board w/ skills useful for start-ups & sell your potential impact to funders MT Foundation Center New York: Launching a Nonprofit – http://ow.ly/8r7ye
  • Foundation Center: The Duty to Inform for DC Nonprofits: Originally posted in the Legal Alert published by DC Bar Pro Bono Program … http://bit.ly/zpMcZm
  • Don Kramer: If a 501(c)(7) pays the start up costs of a related 501(c)(3) #nonprofit, can the 501(c)(3) reimburse the 501(c)(7)? – http://bit.ly/zG2awr
  • Gene: Daily Kos: The Start of a Revolution – California benefit corporations http://j.mp/yUaV2R
  • Cynthia Rowland: Happy to announce our free Spring seminars for nonprofits: http://NonprofitRoundtables [San Francisco]
  • Rob Reich: "Electoral skullduggery." Super PACS & democracy – http://www.colbertnation.com

And two quotes from Dr. King posted during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

  • Foundation Center DC: "Life's most persistent & urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?"
  • Reshma Saujani: "Not everybody can be famous. But everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service."

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