Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recognizing Outstanding Volunteers

Because we make judgments about the performance of charities and their worthiness for support, we have come to frequently rely on Pro Bono Partnership’s legal experts for assistance. If you’ve never heard of this organization and you work/volunteer for a charity, then you need to check them out! The Pro Bono Partnership (a 501 (c ) (3) public charity itself) provides pro bono business legal services to nonprofit agencies in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, in the belief that the knowledge and application of sound legal practices make nonprofit organizations more effective and better able to focus their resources on supplying vital services to the community.

Specifically, Pro Bono Partnership’s lawyers have helped us with issues such as:
  • Protecting our proprietary data
  • Mitigating the threat of litigation for speaking out
  • Reviewing partnership contracts
And at a recent reception hosted by Pro Bono Partnership, Charity Navigator’s president & CEO, Ken Berger, had an opportunity to publically thank Ginger H. Stillman, Contract Manager, Verizon Wireless for her assistance to us. Ms. Stillman has worked with us on several partnership agreements. Her expertise and attention to detail ensured that our best interests were protected. Once executed, these agreements enabled CN to generate much needed revenue and to launch a fruitful partnership which is enabling us to amass a workforce of volunteers to help us expand our ratings methodology.

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