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Steal This Idea: Lunch with a Lawyer

Mecklenburg County Bar  (MCB) attorney volunteers meet with their eighth grade mentees once a month throughout the school year to “serve as a positive role model and to provide the student with a window into the legal profession.” This program is run through MCB’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee which works with area schools to facilitate the program, and area principals recommend student mentees “from a broad range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who are considering future legal careers.” Learn more here.

Social Media: Consider a Takeover

If you’re looking to change up your social media strategy, maybe it is time for your members to take over. “By getting different people to post on your organization’s social media pages, you’ll get different types of content, perspectives and social media styles,” according to an Associations Now blog post. Read about how to facilitate a social media “member takeover” here.

Board Diversity

“Despite ongoing encouragement for nonprofit boards to embrace diversity, BoardSource’s Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices survey shows that movement toward more diverse boards is just not happening on a broad scale." Research from BoardSource shows that “a majority of board chairs and nonprofit chief executives are dissatisfied with their current levels of board diversity.” Read this BoardSource article on creating an action plan for creating a more diverse board.

Steal This Idea: Report on Judicial Independence

In response to “recent increases in both the severity and frequency of negative attacks on judicial independence and the judiciary,” the Boston Bar Association (BBA) issued a comprehensive report promoting and supporting judicial independence. Read the report here, and learn about the BBA's process and working group in the bar's press release here.

9 Common Nonprofit Controls

“Failure to understand internal control when identifying risks was the reason major issues come up at nonprofits 40 percent of the time, according to data from a AICPA Peer Review Program Study.” The Nonprofit Times offers 9 Common Internal Controls you should have in place.

Share with Your Members: Cybersecurity Insights

Law firms are particularly attractive targets for hackers, given the volume and type of data housed at most law firms.  This Tech News article discusses "4 Phishing Techniques That Dupe the Legal Profession."


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