Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/26/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “After months of anticipation, Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, on Wednesday delivered nearly seven hours of dry, sometimes halting testimony before Congress. Republicans and Democrats sparred over […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/19/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with […]

Can a Nonprofit Own a For-Profit? Can a For-Profit Own a Nonprofit?

The quick and admittedly general answers (because there are exceptions) are: (1) yes, a nonprofit can own a for-profit; and (2) no, a for-profit cannot own a nonprofit, but it can select all of the nonprofit’s board members and thereby largely control the nonprofit. Can a Nonprofit Own a For-Profit? A nonprofit can own all […]

Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) 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 to promote the common business interest of its members and not to engage in regular business activities ordinarily carried on for profit may be exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the Code. While […]

Nonprofit Directors and Officers – Not the Same Thing

Many nonprofits fail to respect the differences between directors and officers. When an individual holds both the position of director (i.e., board member) and an officer position (e.g., chair of the board), we often see such individual elected for only the officer position. It is then assumed that such person automatically also becomes a director, […]

2019 Skoll World Forum – Day Two

I’m in Oxford, England for the 2019 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, taking place from April 9 through April 12. This year’s theme, Accelerating Possibility, is focused on exploring how humanity can accelerate a future that is fair, inclusive, and sustainable. You can find links to my recaps of Day One, Day Three, and Day Four […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/5/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more […]

A prediction for nonprofits in 2019: Increase in conflicts

Originally published in part on LinkedIn My prediction for 2019 is very broad and perhaps obvious: an increase in conflicts. Certainly among political parties, political candidates, and political ideologies. But also within the nonprofit sector, which is composed of organizations that represent and/or support political actors and ideologies across the spectrum (whether overtly or not, […]