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Ep 13 - The Form 990

Genevra Williams, an attorney practicing at Mendrygal Law in Dallas, Texas, specializing solely in representing tax-exempt organizations, joins May Harris to explore the Form 990 and its different iterations.

Ep 12 - Serving as a Nonprofit Board Member

Is your nonprofit progressing toward achieving its mission? Is it ensuring long-term sustainability? Our host May Harris discusses these crucial matters with David J. O’Brien and Matthew D. Craig, coauthors of "Building Smart Nonprofits, a Roadmap to Mission Success."

Ep 11 - Non-Profit Finances

Rick Dahlseid, who serves on the Executive Management Team of PBO Advisory Group leading the Nonprofit Division, presents an interesting acronym to our host May Harris that he shares when teaching nonprofit financial management courses at UCSD.

Are you a nonprofit leader overwhelmed by the amount of technical work required to form a nonprofit? Look no further for one of the best resources around, "How to Start a Nonprofit That Will Change the World." 

 "How to Start a Nonprofit That Will Change the World" is an invaluable resource combining theoretical knowledge with practical advice, empowering aspiring nonprofit leaders to navigate the complexities of establishing and managing their organization. By following the guidance provided inside, readers will be equipped to embark on their journey of creating lasting positive change and making a significant impact on the world.

Ep 7 - Nonprofit Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax Reporting

On this episode of Nonprofit Counsel, May visits with Terrell Turner, a bookkeeper and financial advisor who specializes in working with nonprofits. He brings valuable bookkeeping and tax reporting insights to startup nonprofits and those operating for some time.

Ep 6 - Nonprofit Fundraising: Events

May is excited to welcome A.J. Steinberg, an expert in nonprofit event coordination and engagement strategies, to discuss the intricate details of orchestrating an event for your nonprofit entity. A.J. shares her wisdom about the three tiers of donors and the importance of cherishing them. She will dissect the factors leading to event failures and the ingredients contributing to their triumphs.

Ep 5 - Nonprofit Advocacy

May is excited to host Pat Libby, a management consultant specializing in nonprofits and philanthropies. Pat delineates the array of services offered by her company while delving into the rationale behind nonprofits advocating for their causes.

Ep. 4 - Nonprofit Strategic Planning

May speaks with Dr. Lyn Corbett, the visionary behind the Pivotal Group. Dr. Corbett boasts almost three decades of work experience in the nonprofit domain, and he brings a wealth of invaluable insights to the forefront.

Ep. 3 - Nonprofit Leadership

May is joined by Dr. Laura Dietrick, an expert from the Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego, to delve into leadership within the nonprofit sector. Together, they explore two impactful initiatives offered by the university that equip students with comprehensive knowledge about managing a nonprofit organization. By shedding light on common misconceptions associated with nonprofits, students receive valuable training opportunities at the Nonprofit Institute and the Nonprofit Leadership and Management graduate program.

Ep. 2 - Nonprofits and Insurance

May Harris hosts Bill Brennan, Principal, CRO of CMR Risk & Insurance Services, to discuss the often overlooked necessity of insurance for a nonprofit. Often a start-up is unaware or doesn’t believe insurance coverage for a nonprofit is necessary. The simple fact is board members can be liable; employment litigation is common, and not having the proper risk management tools in place can put a nonprofit out of business. Don’t miss this informative discussion.

Ep. 1 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Counsel Podcast hosted by May Harris

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Nonprofit Counsel, where our passion is to provide the tools for you to start and lead a nonprofit that will change the world. Hosted by May Harris, the founder of For-Purpose Law Group, this podcast will feature guests sharing their knowledge that will help you avoid the pitfalls of starting a nonprofit. If you have a passion for a nonprofit, this podcast is for you!

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Welcome to the Nonprofit Counsel Podcast, your go-to source for expert insights and practical advice on all things related to starting and leading a nonprofit organization. If you're looking to start your own nonprofit organization, gain tax-exempt status, manage your board, communicate your purpose or fundraise for your cause, this podcast is the perfect resource for you.

Hosted by May Harris, Esq., MA, founder of FPLG and an experienced nonprofit professional, each episode of the Nonprofit Counsel Podcast offers valuable tips, tools, and strategies to help you navigate the complex world of nonprofit management. May's deep knowledge and expertise in nonprofit law, financial management, and consulting make her the ideal guide for anyone looking to be involved with a successful nonprofit organization.

So, whether you're a seasoned nonprofit leader or just starting out, join us on the Nonprofit Counsel Podcast and discover how to shortcut the learning curve and achieve your nonprofit goals. We've got you covered. Subscribe now and start making a difference in your community today!

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Ep 12 - Nonprofit Sustainability, Collaboration, and Staying True to Your Mission with David O'Brien and Matthew Craig

In this episode, we dive into the world of nonprofit sustainability, strategic partnerships, and the critical role of financial health with two seasoned nonprofit experts, David O'Brien and Matthew Craig.

Ep 11 - Navigating the Seas of Nonprofit Finances with Rick Dahlseid

In today's episode, we dive into the intricate world of nonprofit finances with Rick Dahlseid, MS Tax, CPA. Rick, a seasoned nonprofit professional with over two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, and is a key player in the leadership team of PBO Advisory Group.

Ep 10 - Navigating the Nonprofit Landscape: Insights from Gene Takagi on Managing a Nonprofit in California

In this episode of Nonprofit Counsel, May Harris, your host, engages with Gene Takagi, the founding attorney of NEO Law Group and a prolific writer for the Nonprofit Law Blog. Since beginning his own nonprofit focused practice in 2005, Gene has served the nonprofit community with expertise and an unparalleled passion for helping nonprofit leaders reach their full potential.

About Us

Nonprofit Counsel was founded by May L. Harris, Esq., MA, with a mission to empower and support the nonprofit community. Recognizing the vital role nonprofits play in addressing social issues and making a positive impact on society, Nonprofit Counsel is committed to providing comprehensive resources, insightful publications, and innovative educational programs for nonprofit leaders and organizations.

With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by nonprofit organizations, Nonprofit Counsel offers a wide range of services aimed at fostering their growth, sustainability, and effectiveness.

One of the key pillars of Nonprofit Counsel's mission is to provide valuable resources to the nonprofit community. Through the authorship of books and articles, Nonprofit Counsel shares practical insights, best practices, and legal expertise to help nonprofit leaders navigate the complexities of nonprofit management. These resources are designed to empower organizations and individuals, equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to create meaningful change within their communities.

In its commitment to lifelong learning and professional development, Nonprofit Counsel is preparing to launch an online "nonprofit university." This exciting initiative will provide a virtual learning platform offering a diverse range of courses specifically tailored to the needs of nonprofit leaders. Whether it's strategic planning, board governance, fundraising strategies, or program evaluation, Nonprofit Counsel's nonprofit university will offer practical and in-depth instruction to enhance the skills and capabilities of nonprofit professionals.

Nonprofit Counsel believes that a strong and vibrant nonprofit sector is essential for addressing social challenges and creating lasting change. By fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation, Nonprofit Counsel strives to build a network of empowered and effective nonprofit leaders who are equipped to fulfill their organization's mission and drive meaningful impact.

At Nonprofit Counsel, we are passionate about supporting nonprofits and ensuring their success. Through our comprehensive resources, thought-provoking publications, and cutting-edge educational programs, we aim to empower nonprofit leaders to overcome obstacles, realize their visions, and create a brighter future for the communities they serve.

Join us on our journey as we work together to strengthen the nonprofit sector, serve communities, and transform lives for the better.

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