Lawyers as Social Innovators: Guest Lecture 2018

Earlier today I had the wonderful opportunity to guest lecture at Scott Curran‘s  Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here are my notes for the class: Introduction – Nonprofit Law On one side of the street you see: a theatre, a clothing store, a restaurant, a […]

2016 ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting

The American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section is holding its 2016 Annual Meeting in Boston on September 8-10. I’m looking forward to meeting with my colleagues in the Nonprofit Organizations Committee, attending the various programs, and expressing my appreciation as one of the recipients of the Committee’s Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards. Accelerators and Incubators The first […]

Mapping the Fourth Sector

Last Thursday, I attended the Mapping the Fourth Sector gathering in DC sponsored by the Federal Reserve, George Washington University, Urban Institute, and The B Team. At the invitation-only gathering, I listened to, met, and shared thoughts with some amazing people pioneering the development of this sector made up of nonprofits and for-profits with a social […]

Nonprofit Radio: The Fourth Sector

l’ll be discussing the “Fourth Sector” – the sector composed of for-benefit organizations – with host Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, January 16, at 1:30 pm ET / 10:30 am PT. For-benefits are a diverse class of organizations that share two main characteristics: 1) they are primarily driven by social and/or environmental purposes, […]

Starting a Related Nonprofit: 7 Initial Considerations

If your for-profit company is interested in starting a related nonprofit, here are 7 initial considerations to take into account before moving forward: 1. Are you properly intentioned? A nonprofit exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code must have a charitable, educational, or other 501(c)(3)-consistent purpose and must not be operated for the benefit of […]

Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014

Here are some selected highlights from NEO Law Group over the past year that we hope you’ll find helpful. 2014 was also highlighted by an addition to Erin’s family and Michele’s graduation and passage of the bar exam! Amazing year for all of us. Blog Posts Governance What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually? Executive Succession: […]

Social Enterprises: Nonprofits vs. For-Profit

  I'm honored to be speaking tomorrow at the 2013 BoardSource Leadership Forum on Social Enterprises: Nonprofit vs. For-Profit. Here's the description in the program: As the activities of nonprofit and for-profit organizations continue to blur with the commercialization of charities and the growth of socially purposed taxable entities, we’re going to see stronger push […]

Blending Profit and Purpose: The Future of Hybrid Organizations

  I'll be moderating the session Blending Profit and Purpose: The Future of Hybrid Organizations at the Net Impact Annual Conference taking place in Silicon Valley from October 24-26. The panelists are: Robert Lang, CEO and Founder of Americans for Community Development and creator of the first L3C (low-profit limited liability company); Bart Houlihan, Co-Founder of […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 20, 2013

  The official end of summer and a busy fall conference season ahead for many. Today, Erin and I are attending the American Bar Association Exempt Organizations Committee Meeting with many of our colleagues from throughout the country. Have a listen to Jon McLaughlin's Summer Is Over while you peruse this week's tweets on nonprofits, […]