A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts: Virtual Nonprofit Donations

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin was created in 2009 by an individual or group that uses the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.  It is a virtual currency, more properly termed digital crypto-currency to denote that it exists only in digital form and is encrypted for security. It allows people to send money anywhere in the world for free. Totally decentralized, it completely bypasses the […]

Be The Change and Certify as a B Corporation

I recently participated on a panel discussion as part of a conference on creativity for MBA students. The subject veered into the territory of a corporation’s social responsibility, and a banker on the panel—a really sharp guy—said that as far as he was concerned, if you created a job, you had fulfilled a social promise.

He also admonished the audience against […]

What Is A Nonprofit Limited Liability Company?

A limited liability company (LLC) is a legal form of enterprise, owned by one or more members, that may be organized and operated for a wide variety of purposes, including charitable purposes. One of the major advantages of an LLC is the limited liability protection it offers to its members. Members are generally not liable for the debts and obligations of […]

Telling Your Story To The Crowd

Today, we feature the first part of our conversation with Rose Spinelli of The CrowdFundamentals. Spinelli is an experienced, early adopter of crowdfunding who loves to help entrepreneurs tell their stories. As an avid dog advocate, and she offers a free consultation once a month to organizations that aid dog welfare. Here’s Part One of her interview with Crowdsourcing.org.

Anton Root, Crowdsourcing.org: […]

Factors to Consider When Choosing A Business Entity

Elevate Law and Strategy is a San Francisco Bay firm that was formed with the belief that business should be a powerful tool for social impact.

We assist social entrepreneurs by providing them with legal and strategic consulting services, taking the time to get to know the innovators we serve, their ideas, and what they hope to accomplish. We understand that every […]

Dear Businesses, Stop Thinking You Are Better than Nonprofits

My friends from the business community. I love you guys. Without you, the world wouldn’t have smart phones. And 70% dark chocolate. And airplanes. And a bunch of medicines and technology that save lives. And clothing. And running water inside our houses. And these giant flat-panel TVs that display all my favorite shows from Netflix. And kitchen gadgets like the […]