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Can’t We Skip the Contract?

Our nonprofit wants to collaborate with another organization on an event. We trust each other and have agreed on who’s doing what. Can we skip the contract?

If you care about the success of your collaboration, then take it seriously. Make use of the trust between you to clarify the work you plan to do together, ownership and use of materials, financial commitments, and the possibility of things not working out. These items, put together in writing, are essentially a contract. So, yes — you need one. Here’s why.

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legal potholes

Avoid legal potholes with your website launch.

Whether you’re just starting out and need to develop a website for your new nonprofit, or you’ve taken a hard look at your current website and realized it’s time for a serious update, you’ve got a process ahead of you that will take money and time. What steps should you take to get the new website you need without turning your launch into a washout?

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intellectual property for nonprofits

Top 10 Questions Nonprofit Boards Should Ask About IP

Budgetary issues, fundraising, hiring and programmatic initiatives – these are all usual topics of discussion between nonprofit board members and their senior managers. The topic of intellectual property (or “IP”), however, often isn’t considered even though it may be vitally important to your organization.

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