Our Services

We do corporate work. We review governance practices. We prepare bylaws, committee charters, and other governance documents. We review and draft contracts, MOUs, and policies, prepare template documents, and help plan and execute transactions. We provide advice about geographic expansion models, merger planning, corporate structure, program and collaboration design, intellectual property use and protection, risk assessment, and other big picture matters.

Here are brief descriptions of representative engagements:

Governance
We’ve provided comprehensive governance advice, documents, and board briefings to dozens of nonprofits ranging from urban arts organizations to rural community health centers.

Corporate structure and fiscal sponsorship
We’ve advised multiple nonprofits about corporate structure, subsidiary, affiliate, and chapter matters, and developed fiscal sponsorship project, operating, and transfer documents.

Growth models, mergers and collaborations
We’ve worked with numerous organizations on geographic expansion planning, mergers, and collaboration, alliance, and coalition relationships.

Intellectual property
We’ve developed licenses, policies, toolkits, training materials, website terms, and releases relating to copyright and trademark matters.

Contracts and MOUs
We’ve drafted a wide variety of contracts and MOUs, including grant, loan, lease, collaboration, consulting, corporate sponsorship, commercial co-venture, IT, non-disclosure, liability waiver, volunteer, enrollment, and facility use contracts.

Risk management and compliance
We’ve provided risk management and compliance program advice to a wide variety of organizations, including food bank, health care, charter school, philanthropic, youth, and shelter nonprofits.

Agriculture and food system programs
We’ve created market rules, farm audit, and other documents for farmers’ market operators. We’ve developed documents for beginning farmer, commercial kitchen, community garden, catering, produce gleaning, land trust, community financing, and urban-edge farming programs.

Arts organizations
We’ve developed teaching artist, artist residency, studio, exhibition, co-production, grant, and sponsorship agreements for visual and performing arts organizations.

Business incubator programs
We’ve created program documents for culinary, fashion, farming, technology, and other business incubator organizations.

Human services matters
We’ve redesigned and strengthened program and contract documents for a wide range of health care, job training, education, housing, and other human service programs.