Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/17/19

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: “President Trump’s efforts to calm investors while he launches a full-scale trade war with China showed signs of cracking Monday, as one of his top advisers admitted the approach could […]

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, […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/10/19

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: “One million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.” Washington Post “By early […]

NCPGC 27th Annual Planned Giving Conference – May 17, 2019

Erin and I will be presenting a workshop at the 27th Annual Planned Giving Conference presented by the Northern California Planned Giving Council (NCPGC) on May 17. Here’s a description of the workshop: DEI, Governance, and Grantmaking Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are buzzwords now receiving great attention as issues of social justice, including racial justice, […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/3/19

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: “Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing the principal conclusions of […]

Governance and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – JFKU

I’ll be presenting on Governance and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and The College of Law at John F. Kennedy University on Thursday, May 2. Recent movements have energized the drive towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our society. Nonprofits have played a major role in these movements, […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/26/19

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: “As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of […]

IRS Updated Procedures for Terrorism Screening of Exemption Applications

Terrorism, in many forms, has tragically continued to plague our global society, and we are tremendously saddened by the horrific events in Sri Lanka this past weekend. Nonprofits, including religious institutions, are often among those victimized and those that take leadership in recovery. But in extremely rare circumstances, nonprofits may be utilized to support terrorist […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/19/19

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: “The moment President Trump learned two years ago that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate Russian election interference, he declared in the Oval Office, “This is the end […]

Standing to Sue: Director who Resigns or is Removed

An appellate court in California held that a director of a California nonprofit public benefit corporation who had standing to sue the corporation and sue another director for self-dealing did not lose standing after she was removed. In Summers v. Colette, 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 347, the court differentiated such circumstances from those of a […]