Erin Mcclarty, PLLC

Erin Mcclarty, PLLC Blogs

Blog Authors

Latest from Erin Mcclarty, PLLC

Happy Friday! Over the years, I’ve noticed any time a client is hesitant to adopt an approach or direction it’s not because of dislike but fear. They’re afraid that something they don’t know will turn around and bite them. So instead of exposing themselves, they stick with what they know and has kept them out […] The post Understanding the Legal Concerns with Nonprofit Technology appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
An example I like to use here is Fair Trade work. Some solutions focus on ensuring producers are paid fair, livable wages for things like produce, spices, textiles, or coffee. This is important. Particularly, the removal or monitoring of abusive or exploitative market intermediaries. But it’s not enough. Some solutions, take it a step further […] The post Are Your Projects Transactional or Transformative? appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
In partnership with Dallas SCORE, I had the privilege of giving a introductory talk on social enterprises. Still nascent in Texas, social enterprise as a framework is a direction consumers continue to demand of organizations. Fewer and fewer people want a product or service that helps them but does so to the detriment of someone […] The post How to Create Sustainable Revenue and Impact: The Social Enterprise appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Who founders choose to have on their board is a decision that comes early, and quick. Too often, in a rush to get started, founders breeze through this process. Only to find themselves stuck in a Jerry Springer-esque scenario with their boards six months later. But alas, tables and chairs do not have to fly. […] The post How To Build a Board: For Nonprofits and Socially Conscious Businesses appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits
Lots of calls coming in on this, and with everything that’s happening this may be a question for more of us as time goes on. When a founder or executive director decides to move, sometimes there is a question of whether the charitable or socially conscious business they’ve created should move with them. Moving an […] The post Can I Move My Business or Nonprofit To Another State? appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Consultants, community organizations, and funders are starting to work with communities on stabilizing and rebuilding after a number of pandemics (race and health-related). We have rebuild while dismantling the ways of engaging, thinking, and relating that have caused many of the problems. We have to check whether our approaches to rebuilding are in fact community […] The post Community-Building or Colonizing? The Case For And Ways To Build In Agency appeared first on Notations on
Holding on to certainty, assumptions, and control is going to cost a lot of people their businesses and impact organizations. It’s a bold statement, but it’s a story we’re already seeing play out. Organizations intent on operating the same way they did in February are struggling, and many run the risk of making themselves obsolete. […] The post Our New Normal Requires You Start Running Experiments appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
1. Grieve and Acknowledge the Loss in Business and Strategic Plans An organization’s founder. Its staff, contractors, and suppliers. Its community and beneficiaries. These are all people. The reminder might sound silly, but most businesses and organizations I come across forget that. Any time there is a change or loss it is IM-PER-A-TIVE that the […] The post Reframing Business Plans and Strategic Plans Post COVID appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
I can never make that “whomp” noise at the beginning of a remix or DJ Khalid album but imagine I’m doing that. New feature alert! I wrote a short article for Black+Well on how we can turn our challenges into coins by starting a conscious business. I also gave a few tips on how to […] The post Feature Alert! “Starting A Conscious Business: Turning Your Challenges Into Coins” appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits