Capacity Building Tools
- Greenfill Development: A Guide to Repurposing Vacant Lots for Flower Farming Enterprises
The Guide is the first of its kind, and helps identify how community groups can grow crops on vacant land and generate enough money to not only pay for the taxes, insurance, and long-term maintenance of the lots, but also supplement other community programs.
- Crowdfunding Resources
This booklet includes go-to websites, helpful glossary terms, and quick guides on crowdfunding basics. This project was made possible through the generous support of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.
- Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Legal Considerations for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organizations
This guide is intended to provide information for nonprofit/tax exempt or social enterprise organizations interested in crowdfunding. This project was made possible through the generous support of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. A special thank you to our authors: Daimeon Cotton of Cotton Law Center, PLLC; Anthony Frasca of Dykema; and Kate Redman of Olson, Bzdok & Howard.
- Employment Law Manual – 2nd Edition
The Second Edition of our Employment Law Manual is a primer on key legal topics facing the nonprofit employer. Every nonprofit employer should understand its legal responsibilities to its employees.Topics covered include: hiring, benefits, employment policies, medical and disability issues, discrimination, termination and more.
- Fiscal Sponsorship
A brief article describing how fiscal sponsorship works including the legal responsibilities and duties of a fiscal sponsor and the sponsored organization.
- Legal Considerations for Nonprofits Considering Collaboration, Alliances, Joint Ventures and Mergers
A brief article describing legal considerations and issues nonprofits must consider when forming collaboration, alliances, and joint ventures with other organizations.
- Legal Duties of Nonprofit Board of Directors
A brief article describing the legal responsibilities and duties of the board of directors of a nonprofit organization.