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The Times They Are A-Changin': “The Mission-Driven Venture” Shares Strategies for Social Entrepreneurs
Thursday, April 30, 2015
In March, a living legend of social enterprise, Jerr Boschee, wrote a piece cataloging the music that defined the social justice movement. I was honored to be asked to contribute and, not surprisingly, I picked Beyoncé’s “Run the World” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.” As I reviewed his final list and reflected on
 
Nonprofit Tax Tips
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
With the 2016 elections on the near horizon, nonprofit tax breaks continue to be a hot-button issue in the House and Congress. Whether it is the charitable tax deduction for donors or tax breaks offered to registered nonprofit organizations, legislation keeps popping up on the table to reduce, eliminate or in some cases enhance charitable tax deductions.
 
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition Supplemented
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition By Marc J. Lane Now Comprehensively Supplemented! Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition is a guide to the practical aspects of corporate governance for attorneys, officers, directors, managers, and trustees. The introduction of
 
Another Reason To Become An L3C
Friday, August 22, 2014
There’s another reason to consider the L3C that’s often not discussed. This point came up during a chat with Marc J. Lane, a Chicago lawyer and leader in the social enterprise arena. He’s giving a talk on Sept. 8 sponsored by Impact Engine, a social venture accelerator in that city, about how to choose the right legal structure for your
 
Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise One-year Report
Friday, January 31, 2014
The Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise has submitted its one-year report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Task Force Progress Since Report 2 III. Current Task Force Recommendations IV. Outlook V. Task Force Membership VI. Acknowledgements View Full
 
Marc J. Lane Named a 2014 Super Lawyer
Monday, January 13, 2014
Marc J. Lane has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2014. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is
 
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition Supplemented
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition By Marc J. Lane Now Comprehensively Supplemented! Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition is a guide to the practical aspects of corporate governance for attorneys, officers, directors, managers, and trustees. The introduction of
 
Chicago’s Richard Daley Starts Urban Partnership
Monday, July 1, 2013
Cities can share information and explore alternative financing for sustainable infrastructure projects. Five city mayors, all Democrats, have come out in support of a new for-profit social enterprise aiming to finance sustainable technology projects. The chair and leading force behind The Sustainability Exchange (TSE) is the former, six-term mayor of
 
Towards Developing Illinois as America’s Hub of Social Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The spirit of social entrepreneurship is stronger in Illinois now than ever before. And Governor Pat Quinn and his staff believe there are lots of reasons to commemorate individuals and organizations dedicated to solving socio-economic and environmental problems of our state. The Governor has proclaimed this week as the Social Enterprise Week for the state
 
Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Six Month Report
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise has submitted its six-month report to the Governor and the General Assembly. View Full Six Month Report.
 
Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Preliminary Report
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise has submitted its preliminary report to the Governor and the General Assembly. The report was prepared by: · Marc J. Lane, Chairman of the Task Force · Brandon Bodor, Executive Director of Serve Illinois · Mavara Agha, Dunn Fellow at the Office of the Governor View Full
 
Marc J. Lane Named a 2013 Super Lawyer
Monday, January 7, 2013
Marc J. Lane has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2013. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is
 
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