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7 Essentials To Keep You And Your Business Refreshed Throughout The New Year
2 years ago

7 Essentials To Keep You And Your Business Refreshed Throughout The New Year

By this point in January, it can feel like all the bubbly optimism of the New Year is slipping into the past. The weather for a lot of us is …
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Legal Minute: 5 Practical Tips To Confidently Create A Nonprofit Board
2 years ago

Legal Minute: 5 Practical Tips To Confidently Create A Nonprofit Board

 

Having a board of directors is not only a legal requirement for nonprofits; it’s a powerful business strategy. Think of your board members as your super-volunteers and build a …
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From One Entrepreneur To The Next: 10 Point Survival Strategy
2 years ago

From One Entrepreneur To The Next: 10 Point Survival Strategy

After five years of launching and running WIT (www.doingwit.org) I’ve learned a bit about what to do and a lot about what not to do. Here are some things that …
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Legal Minute: Pros + Cons of Incorporating in Delaware
2 years ago

Legal Minute: Pros + Cons of Incorporating in Delaware

If you are in the early stages of starting a non-profit organization (“NPO”) it’s likely that you’ve been told to incorporate in Delaware, rather than your home …
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What To Do If You Didn’t Plan A Holiday Campaign
2 years ago

What To Do If You Didn’t Plan A Holiday Campaign

We’ve officially made it to December, and the holiday season is in full gear. While you may still have time to shop, you don’t have much time to promote …
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How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free
3 years ago

How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free

By  •  Tips / How To's, Culture

At verynice, we have what many consider to be an “extreme” commitment to pro-bono service: For close to a decade, we have been giving at least half …
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Legal Minute: Your Brand Is Your Storefront, So Protect It With a Trademark
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Your Brand Is Your Storefront, So Protect It With a Trademark

If you are reading Conscious Magazine, chances are you have—or will—launch an innovative business that deserves protecting.

To protect your brand, you should look into applying for …
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8 Rules To Building A Creative Community
3 years ago

8 Rules To Building A Creative Community

Courtesy of Nora Abousteit, Founder and CEO of Kollabora

Often times you’ll hear the Conscious team mention that community is everything to us.  Meet us once …
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How To Deal With Negative Feedback
3 years ago

How To Deal With Negative Feedback

We’re big encouragers at DesignGood. We love cheering people on as they follow their passions, start their dream businesses and go big.

To do all of that, …
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On A Mission To Teach Financial Literacy to Social Entrepreneurs. Invite Inside.
3 years ago

On A Mission To Teach Financial Literacy to Social Entrepreneurs. Invite Inside.

Decide if you are running a successful organization or an expensive hobby. No I’m not kidding. Make that decision consciously. An expensive hobby only drains cash. A successful organization …
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How To Choose An Agency That Understands Your Brand
3 years ago

How To Choose An Agency That Understands Your Brand

Now that you’ve integrated social good into your business model, it’s time to focus on branding. Your brand is a big investment, but it’s also so much …
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Legal Minute: The Differences Behind The Various 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Models
3 years ago

Legal Minute: The Differences Behind The Various 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Models

The non-profit sector has steadily grown over the last several years. In fact, in 2010 the non-profit sector accounted for over 5% of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product …
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Legal Minute: Forming a Non-Profit? Learn about the New IRS Form Designed To Help You
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Forming a Non-Profit? Learn about the New IRS Form Designed To Help You

We all know the process of forming a non-profit is difficult, right? And we all know that the waiting period for approval of tax-exempt status is …
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How To Integrate Social Good Into Your Business Model
3 years ago

How To Integrate Social Good Into Your Business Model

You’ve decided that you want to incorporate social good into your business model. Great! We salute you. But not so fast – choosing the way you want to give …
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Legal Minute: Not Ready For the Full Non-Profit Route Just Yet? Consider a Fiscal Sponsorship
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Not Ready For the Full Non-Profit Route Just Yet? Consider a Fiscal Sponsorship

Legal minute with Wilkinson Mazzeo 

Do you have a great idea for a charity or other non-profit organization but you just aren’t ready (financially, mentally, etc.) …
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Legal Minute: Non-Profit Board of Directors FAQs
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Non-Profit Board of Directors FAQs

Legal minute with Wilkinson Mazzeo

Welcome back to another installment of the Legal Minute with your favorite lawyer duo, Wilkinson Mazzeo. For this edition, we’ve compiled …
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Ever Considered Turning Your Social Business Into A Non-Profit?
3 years ago

Ever Considered Turning Your Social Business Into A Non-Profit?

Legal minute with Wilkinson Mazzeo 

Do you operate a business that creates a social impact or has a charitable purpose? Ever wondered if you could …
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5 Tips for Professionals Who Want For-Profit Jobs With A Commitment to Positive Change
3 years ago

5 Tips for Professionals Who Want For-Profit Jobs With A Commitment to Positive Change

Daniela Luibrand, CEO & Founder of JustBetter obs, shares her insight and tips with young professionals seeking to connect with for-profit companies. JustBetterJobs is the only job …
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Legal Minute: 5 Legal Tips Every Nonprofit Should Know
3 years ago

Legal Minute: 5 Legal Tips Every Nonprofit Should Know

Sam Mazzeo and I founded Wilkinson Mazzeo, a law practice dedicated to providing legal support to causes and creative businesses, after recently leaving our posts as in-house legal counsel at the nonprofit …
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