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Charity Therapy

Dec 26, 2019

Charitable giving is on the decline - big time. Studies now show that only 53% of Americans donate to charity. What does this mean and what do nonprofits need to focus on for the future? Are donations doomed? I talk with Steve Boland of Next In Nonprofits to find out his take. 

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Dec 13, 2019

When is it time to give up and admit that it's just not working. In this episode Jess and the Birken Law team talk about giving up the ghost on a failed nonprofit; boards that throw in the towel; terminating problem members; an ED that needs to stop using her personal bank account; and, whether you should kill...

Nov 22, 2019

It's holiday time - the season for turkey, big retail deals donations! How do YOU decide who to give to? Does facebook tell you which  nonprofits are naughty and nice? 

In this episode we talk about how nonprofits that succeed are often under fire from unfriendly elves. Be a seasonal smarty...

Nov 8, 2019

In this episode of Charity Therapy, we're taking on the tricky world of conflicts of interest in the nonprofit sector.

Have you ever wondered if having family or friends on your board is okay or whether hiring a board member's offspring to build your website might raise some eyebrows? Don't fret - you're not alone!...

Oct 23, 2019

Welcome, folks! You're tuning into our very first episode of the Charity Therapy podcast. I'm your host, Jess Birken, attorney and the owner at Birken Law Office, and I’m joined by my super cool co-host and wing woman, Meghan.

I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for most of my professional life, and I can’t wait...