Aug 20 2015

Join us for this year’s HANO conference, “ResourceFULL: Maximizing Our Ingenuity.” Brian will be presenting on compliance basics for nonprofit organizations. This year's conference theme highlights our ability to look beyond our own resources to the community around us as a source of ingenious solutions. Through collaboration, we can leverage each other, businesses, individuals, and technology to strengthen our organizations and achieve things for the greater good that couldn't otherwise be done with our singular capabilities. HANOCON 2015 brings together these dynamic change-makers and provides you with an opportunity to share in and be a part of these rich resources, right here in Hawaii. For more information and to register for HANOCON & AWARDS 2015, click HERE.

On Friday, Oct. 2, HANO will present the Hawaii Nonprofit Board Leadership Institute, to be held simultaneously at HANOCON 2015. If you are ...

  • a professional with skills and expertise to offer the nonprofit sector,
  • considering serving on a nonprofit board,
  • new to nonprofit board service and want to build your nonprofit know-how, or
  • currently serving on a nonprofit board and want to take your board leadership to the next level

... we invite you to join us for this essential governance training. Click HERE for more information and to register for the Hawaii NBLI.

The first half of the day will provide an overview of best practices in nonprofit board governance, key responsibilities all board members need to be aware of, the elements of a successful board-staff relationship and effective organizational planning and evaluation to help your nonprofit organization achieve its mission.

We'll also cover how to determine which nonprofit is right for you.

At lunch and in the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to network, connect with Hawaii's nonprofit leaders and attend sessions at the HANO conference that meet their interests. The day concludes with a cocktail reception from 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and training materials. Click HERE to register.

Oct 09 2013

Brian and I both attended yesterday's HANO conference  and had the pleasure of reconnecting with our nonprofit sector friends and colleagues. We left inspired…

  • During one of the keynotes, I was mortified to hear that the annual NYC inmate cost exceeds four years at Harvard! What? So I looked it up this morning still haunted, yep, it's true. Check out this post: Report: Annual NYC inmate cost exceeds four years at HarvardI probably knew this or heard it before, but yesterday, it sank to my core.
  • And you thought the Federal Reserve Bank was shut down! David Erickson shared great thoughts on people, place and purpose on a whole new level with an overview of his book "Investing in What Works For America's Communities." He shared an outline that most of us would usually gloss over such as policy change, financial innovation, data & measurement and new institutions, etc. etc etc but no… it all boils down to this… our bodies (our health) are the sum of your life's challenges and opportunities. Intuitively, we may have already known this, but this time, it had new purpose. Our people are only as healthy as our communities. We can't educate, inspire, and raise productive citizens through standard community development initiatives if we don't start taking on a holistic view how housing relates to jobs, education, transportation, health care and other ancillary services. Yes, we are in fact winning battles but not the war. We have more work to do...

Check out Hawaii Community Foundation's 2012 Nonprofit Industry Study, and remember YOU are part of a $5.2 billion industry that keeps our Hawaii moving forward!

So what works in Hawaii? You... every day… for showing up, for caring enough, for serving our communities... one person at a time.

Thank you partnering with us for your law, nonprofit management and governance needs. Remember, we are just a phone call, email, text, or tweet away! With gratitude,

Brian and Linda

Jun 18 2012

May 13, 2012 - Hugh R. Jones, Supervising Deputy Attorney in the Hawaii Attorney General's Office, Brian Ezuka, Attorney, and Louise King Lanzilotti, CEO of Kalikolehua El Systema Hawaii discuss a very basic question: Why incorporate as an arts non profit?

Link Here

Download MP3 Here

February 26, 2012 - Join host Judy Neale as she talks with Attorney Brian Ezuka as he details a shopping list for anyone who wants to apply for state and federal corporate non-profit status. Think of it as a kind of a legal organizational cookbook and have a pencil ready!

Link Here

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