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Marc J Lane Named a 2011 Super Lawyer
Monday, January 3, 2011
Marc J. Lane has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2011. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, MN. Each...
Gifts help social services
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Looking to get more bang for your holiday gift-buying buck, and do a little good at the same time? Plenty of social enterprises can help, offering their products, the sales of which help fund social services. “Hopefully, they would think of social enterprises in making their buying decisions; especially this year,” said Marc Lane, who leads the...
Purposeful Philanthropy Forum Audio Presentation
Friday, October 22, 2010
Purposeful Planning Institute features Marc Lane as guest speaker presenting "The L3C: Social Enterprise's Powerful, New Capital Formation Tool." Click HERE to listen to the audio file recorded on September 30, 2010. Audio presentations about L3Cs Information in the following audio recordings has not been updated since...
Investors, not Donors, Key to Charity Growth, Experts Say
Friday, October 22, 2010
Some charities would benefit by becoming social enterprises to lure investors rather than relying on philanthropy, several experts said during a conference at New York University, says Reuters. Private capital is needed “to achieve meaningful moving of the dial” in tackling social problems, said Marc Lane, founder of Lane Wealth Group and one...
Some US charities need profits to survive -experts
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Some U.S. charities need to attract private investors and turn a profit instead of relying on donations to tackle the country's woes, experts say. * U.S. 2009 giving to top 400 charities dropped 11 percent * Social enterprise the buzz in philanthropic sector NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Some U.S. charities need to attract private investors and turn a...
It's safe to come into the L3C water...
Thursday, June 10, 2010
L3C entrepreneurs also hope for more education and especially more leadership from leading foundations to expand education about L3Cs. Several said that, ultimately, they think foundation support or lack thereof will either make or break the L3C. Some mentioned that if the biggest foundations in the country—the ones truly viewed as “thought...
What's next for the L3C?
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
What's Next? Many L3C entrepreneurs feel that any legislation or attention directed toward the L3C is a major accomplishment. They are proud of the momentum that has been increasing in the past year and are hopeful that it will continue to build. As legislation continues to come together in various states and the spotlight shines brighter on the L3C, the...
The L3C is so revolutionary and potentially so threatening...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The prevalence of misinformation is another area of concern for L3C entrepreneurs. They worry that there is a lot of room for falsifying information on the Internet (whether intentional or not), which makes it hard to validate what is true and false—a big concern for such a new and sometimes misunderstood movement. While many note that recent articles...
Justices rule against NFL in antitrust case
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
See Marc's related article "NFL's Hail Mary antitrust case stands to bruise fans" published on October 5, 2009 in Crain's Chicago Business. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dashed the hopes of the National Football League for baseball-style immunity from antitrust laws, with justices ruling unanimously against the league in a dispute over NFL-licensed...
At the small family foundations...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
While large national foundations seem to have the most awareness regarding L3Cs, some entrepreneurs feel the best shot for foundation program-related investments would actually be at more local levels. They see less red tape and possibly more long-term partnership potential at the local and smaller family foundations: We were talking more with bigger...
Who is the L3C Entrepreneur?
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Marc Lane provides his insight and expertise regarding L3C opportunities in this researched whitepaper written and published by interSector Partners, L3C. Click here to view the whitepaper. Whitepaper Excerpt: These are merely a fraction of the wide spectrum of ideas, fields and structures being created as L3Cs. According to Marc Lane, a Chicago...
Caryn's Take-Aways from Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hard to believe it's been nearly three weeks since the Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise 2010 (www.connectionmiami.com) conference in Miami. Between a mini-vacation, getting back in the swing of things, Spartans in the Final Four and taxes, the time has flown by, and I'm glad to have a moment this morning to reflect on the key themes and messages I...
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