Ease in contacting leaders in any organization is key to serving the members and the community, and growing the organization.
About Michele Colopy
Michele Colopy holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management/Arts Administration. She has more than twenty years of nonprofit experience at the national, state, and local level. She has worked with membership associations, pollinator advocacy, performing arts, housing and homelessness, foreclosure prevention, community development, and health and wellness. She was Treasurer of The Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) from 2016-2019 modernizing the accounting, co-managing a USDA grant, administering the Affiliate program, and managing two grant programs of OSBA. She was the Program Director for the Pollinator Stewardship Council from 2013-2019.
The bylaws should detail the composition of the board, how long each director can hold the position, the board’s role and responsibilities, as well as the way to remove a director with or without cause.
Are you a valuable and valued board member for a nonprofit? If not, a graceful resignation and reassignment may be good for you and the organization.
Five Pitfalls of Putting Robert’s Rules of Order in Your Nonprofit’s By Laws
The Finance Committee is a vital part of any not-for-profit organization, but the position often comes with some unknowns.
A major benefit to being a nonprofit is the exemption from federal and state income taxes. However, certain activities, considered unrelated to the organization’s core mission, are subject to taxes.
Imported honey contributes 75% of sales in the USA, meaning only a mere 25% was actually produced here. It is imperative to know the area that your honey came from and the way the beekeeper extracted it- especially for medicinal or allergy treatment use. Some honey can be dark as night while others are almost clear.
The Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium educates and inspires homeowners, garden clubs, landscape architects and designers, horticulturists, botanists, naturalists, educators, conservationists and anyone eager to learn about creating pollinator and wildlife habitats using native plants and trees to promote biodiversity and ecological resilience.
Private inurement is prohibited in all nonprofits. It happens when an insider — an individual who has significant influence over the organization— enters into an arrangement with the nonprofit and receives benefits greater than she or he provides in return.
What is your reaction to a bee buzzing by? Is it the same as when you see that gorgeous butterfly flitting from flower to flower? Ever wish for summer to end so the bugs would die off? What if they actually did and never returned?