I know that starting up any new venture can be daunting. From helping you articulate your charitable purposes, to incorporating and filing the required disclosures, to helping you apply for tax-exempt status, I will make sure that your organization can quickly get to doing the good work it was designed to do.
Grants to international organizations require more documentation than grants to domestic organizations. I will make sure the requisite research and documentation is completed and, if necessary, will help your organization track your grants so that you can be assured that it is being used for the designated purpose.
Bylaws are the rules by which an organization lives by, and I can draft and advise on them so your organization will have clear guidance on important issues, such as resolving conflicts of interest and self-dealing problems.
Fundraising can be either a fun or a difficult process but it is essential for any nonprofit organization. I aim to cut through the difficulty to make fundraising as fun and accessible as possible.
Business Planning and Consulting
A nonprofit organization is like a business and that requires a plan to help it run as efficiently as it can. I can help craft a plan that will ensure your business flourishes and advise on the duties and responsibilities of your board and officers.
Board Disputes and Mediation
Organizations are like families, and like all families, there might be differences. I can help review, advise, and mediate those differences according to the organization’s bylaws so you can resolve those issues as quickly as possible.
Certain activities of exempt organizations may trigger a tax or can even cause you to lose your tax-exempt status! I will help you calculate and minimize or eliminate any tax you have to pay, and keep your tax-exempt status.
From employment contracts to grant and project agreements, I can draft new contracts or review your existing contracts so that your organization can work as efficiently as possible.
Sometimes your organization may want to take on projects instead of grants and donations. While that can be daunting, I can advise on the legal side so you have the proper documentation for your projects.
Your organization’s branding, including slogans and logos, tell your specific story. I can acquire trademark protections for your organization so you can be assured that your brand will not be misused or abused.