Vermont Enacts Benefit Corporation Law

On May 19, Vermont Gov. James Douglas signed the state‚Äôs benefit corporation act into law. Effective July 1, 2011, for-profit corporations in Vermont can elect to file as benefit corporations. At core, this requires a dedicated corporate focus on creating a “general public benefit,” meaning some combination of: providing beneficial products/services to low income or[…]

The ROI for Social Media Fundraising

This week, a tech company VP called for my advice about a social media application under development that involves giving. Sort of. Their idea combines an E-bay/Freecycle idea with a give-to-my-favorite-cause idea. I’m a “creative” and generally, love combining the unrelated. To me, these unrelated ideas still feel best, and most honest, treated separately. Serious[…]