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Erin McClarty

About Me

Erin McClarty is the principal of Erin McClarty PLLC, which provides legal counsel, board training and governance resources to emerging or start-up charities and social ventures. She's also the founder of Notations on Nonprofits where she blogs about legal issues, analysis, resources and training for exempt organizations. Erin holds a Bachelor's from the University of St. Thomas and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. She's served as in-house counsel for Fortune listed companies and sits on various advisory boards, grants panels and pro bono committees.

My blog posts

Ensure Your Social Purpose

The number of startups who have begun to include a social purpose into their businesses model rises each day. But there comes a time (for most founders) when they must step aside -- and hand down the reins.
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How to Recruit the Right Advisors for Your Startup

You've convinced a bright and well-funded candidate to join your advisory board. Shortly after the celebratory Americanos, the relationship starts to sour. Meetings are missed. Promised introductions stall and the arrangement slips into borderline resentment.
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How Your Social Media Campaigns Could Get You Into Trouble

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