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, 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 multiple organizations ranging from urban arts organizations to rural community health centers to public radio stations.

Corporate structure and fiscal sponsorship
We’ve advised a range of agricultural, education, and human services nonprofits about corporate structure, subsidiary creation, affiliate relationship, chapter, and fiscal sponsorship matters.

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

Contracts and MOUs
We’ve drafted grant, loan, lease, collaboration, trademark license, consulting, incubator, referral, teaching artist, art exhibition, executive search, IT services, construction, individual development account, contractor, volunteer, equipment use, facility use, land access, non-disclosure, liability waiver, goods purchase, and other types of contracts and MOUs.

Intellectual property
We’ve provided advice and developed internal toolkits, policies, training materials, website terms, licenses, media releases, and contract provisions relating to copyright and trademark matters.

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, shelter, and agricultural nonprofits.

Agriculture and food system programs
We’ve created market rules and regulations, site agreements, and other contracts for operators of certified farmers’ markets. We’ve developed contracts, leases, loan documents, operating policies, and educational materials for beginning farmer education, commercial kitchen, community garden, catering, community produce gleaning, local food alliance, land trust, municipal healthy restaurant certification, community financing, and urban and urban-edge farming programs.

Human services programs
We’ve redesigned and strengthened program, contract, and volunteer documents for health care, substance abuse, job training, transitional housing, shared housing, rental subsidy, food bank, youth development, tutoring and mentoring, legal services, and other human service programs.