April 2015

Road to the Conference: Profit and Purpose—Navigating Legal Complexities of Dual-Purpose Entities

Road to the Conference: Profit and Purpose—Navigating Legal Complexities of Dual-Purpose Entities

Since 2008, more than 30 states have passed at least one form of social enterprise legislation. These involve benefit corporations, benefit LLCs, L3Cs, social purpose corporations or public benefit corporations. 

Planned Giving Council May Super Session Speaker Announced

The Planned Giving Council of Middle Tennessee (PGCMT) announced today that Dr. Russell N. James III, Director of Graduate Studies in Charitable Planning and CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University, will be the keynote speaker for its annual half day professional development session. The event is scheduled for May 19, 2015 at Belmont University’s Gordon E. Inman Building in the Frist Lecture Hall. 

Road to the Conference: Back to Basics—Don't Forget the Fundamentals

Road to the Conference: Back to Basics—Don't Forget the Fundamentals

In thinking about all of the changes in the world today including those shaping the non-profit sector and ones we will learn about at the Bridge to Excellence Conference, it is easy to think that surely someone somewhere has developed a replicable new “silver bullet” answer to fund raising to ensure we are all successful and to make all of our lives easier as development professionals. And, how I wish that were the case.

Road to the Conference: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: A Case Study in Culture, Strategy and Results

Road to the Conference: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: A Case Study in Culture, Strategy and Results

This week, we feature a video from Kerry-Ann T. Powell, Esq. of The Harvest Group, LLC. In this video, she shares some of the strategies she used when reaching a challenging fundraising goal for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Road to the Conference: Is Social Enterprise a Strategic Move for your Organization?

Road to the Conference: Is Social Enterprise a Strategic Move for your Organization?

I love HOV lanes. They physically embody the idea that, by doing something together, we’ll get where we want to go faster. And they’re a great metaphor for the purpose of this breakout session.