Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Ian Wright

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Ian Wright

Current City: NAPLES, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

Merchandise manager of shoes and accessories at Neiman Marcus. President of several Shoe Companies, Liz Claiborne, Papagallo. Owned womens shoe manufacturing company with factories in Italy. Our channels of distribution were high end stores, Saks, Neimans, Nordstrom.

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Graduated from University of Buffalo

Melvin J DeGeeter

Melvin J DeGeeter

Current City: Champaign, IL
Chapter: ECI SCORE

BS, MS - IA State U.; Ph.D - U of KY; 16 years Upjohn (Pfizer) & Monsanto R&D mgnt; 11 yr Technology Commercialization, TX A&M, IN Univ, U of IL; founder/owner of Med-Launch Inc. (pharmaceutical, medical devices and medical sftw consulting); 7 yr as independent crop adjuster; visiting prof in IL school of business teaching technology commercialization (TC); author and publisher of TC book;

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BS, MS - IA State U.; Ph.D - U of KY; VP of Assoc of Univ Technology Managers (AUTM), President of Access Technology Across Indiana (ATAIN), President of Comstock Lions International, Board of Directors member for 3 companies (2 FPO & 1 NPO)

Donovan Hudson

Donovan Hudson

Current City: Opelousas, LA
Chapter: Acadiana SCORE

Private Legal Practice, Opelousas & Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Served as member of the La. Legislative Bureau &        2009 –Present

    

 

Office of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                           2004-2009

General Counsel/Special Asst. Urban Affairs

Responsible for legislative advocacy / out-reach, stakeholder coalition building, legislative bill tracking, and agency legal analysis and supervision

  • Provided supervision, analysis and direction to individuals tasked with grant writing efforts in the office of the Lieutenant Governor resulting in the procurement and administration of $20 million transparently and without any negative audit findings;
  • Spearheaded passage of 15 of 17 Lt. Gov. initiatives while serving as primary legislative liaison having direct supervision of 6 and indirect supervision of 30 plus state employees,
  • Ensured compliance with State and Federal  laws and regulatory by providing legal assistance and support during the development and drafting process of departmental legislation;
  • Cultivated and maintained effective working partnerships with all elected officials and stake-holders of legislation;
  • Created and  maintained operational procedures to keep the Lt. Gov. current and apprised of legislative activities;

 

 

Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                             2000-2004

Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Division – Medical Malpractice Section

Responsible for managing all phases of defense litigation pertaining to any medical malpractice claim against the state of Louisiana assigned to my care

  • Successfully handled 75+ cases over a four year period. (27 cases - resolved at trial with favorable verdicts – [22 of that 27 under appeal when I resigned], 34 cases;
  • Led efforts to streamline case management operations through the design, development, and implementation of software that functioned as a case status tracking / reporting system;
  • Designed, developed, and submitted a litigation document retention schedule at the request of the La. Attorney General for the entire La. Dept. of Justice;

 

 

 

Premier Title of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                                  1998-2000

Partner – Office Manager

Responsible for managerial and operational oversight of eighteen title company offices throughout the U.S.

 

  • Coordinated and supervised the creation of an internet software system that facilitated centralized office management of satellite operations;
  • Developed and coordinated educational curriculum to train office personnel on software and internal office procedures and protocols;
  • Supervised day to day office operations of personnel as well as all phases of title company work including document creation and tracking as well as financial logistics on all transactions;
  • Established procedures and protocols for establishing operations in a new location to insure local legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Directed and participated in business operations which grew from a single state to one with offices with 18 locations grossing 10 million per annum. 

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EDUCATION

 

Juris Doctor, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1989)

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1984)

Steven M Lember

Steven M Lember

Current City: Elkins Park, PA

Exec. VP major ad agency specializing in direct marketing VP Telemarketing Service Bureau Direct Marketing Consultant Director of Marketing, financial services

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Education

<p> Temple University, BA</p>

Steve Strauss discusses the concept of social entrepreneurship and offers a few real life examples.

About the Author

Steve Strauss HeadshotSteven D. Strauss is a lawyer and writer and is one of the country's leading experts on small business as well as an international business speaker. The best-selling author of 17 books, his latest is the all-new 3rd ed. of The Small Business Bible. You can listen to his weekly podcast, Small Business Success Powered by Greatland, visit his new website for the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed, follow him on Twitter, and "like" TheSelfEmployed on Facebook. You can e-mail Steve at: sstrauss@mrallbiz.com. © Steven D. Strauss

Michael C Harris

Michael C Harris

Current City: Charlotte, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Worked primarily in the database-related facets of IT for over 25 years and was responsible for the overall architecture of a number of systems. Ran my own consulting firm, specializing in the areas of database administration, data modeling and creation of database dependent web sites. Since joining SCORE I have mentored over 500 clients in their start-up, and later, phase[s] of existence.

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B.S. - Management Science; M.A, - Economics; further graduate study - Economics, Computer Science; Many continuing education seminars

Answers to five basic questions are addressed in this document

  1. Why should nonprofit organizations apply to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status?
  2. Who is eligible for this status?
  3. What responsibilities go along with this status?
  4. How to apply for this status?
  5. And what resources are available to the applicant?

A quick overview of common questions regarding non-profits.

SCORE strongly believes that to be effective, competitive and sustainable, non-profits must not only be caring and creative, they must run their operations as businesses. This guide provides important tools for planning your non-profit.

Harold R Godschalk

Harold R Godschalk

Current City: Macon, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

30 years business planning/ new business development experience mainly in for-profit health care industry (hospital operations). Deep overseas experience including living abroad.

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BA (Economics)- Dartmouth College-1958 MBA (Marketing/Finance)- Amos Tuck School of Business- 1962</p>

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