Military Families and US Immigration

I care about military families and US immigration. As an immigrant and military spouse I recognize how hard and complex it can be to navigate the US immigration system. Sometimes it is hard to discern and make sense of it all – and I have a law degree, have studied constitutional law and have been a student of US immigration law and process by necessity over the last eight years. This article was first written in 2017, and has been updated a number of times Continue reading →

Tips for nailing an interview with a social impact business

Our recent experiences will help you with tips for nailing an interview with a social impact business. We recently went through a hiring process to add some members to our Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates. We were looking for skilled communications professionals who could step into our social impact business and help us make legalese easy to understand, share meaningful stories, and empower those who are building communities. While we ended up with two great candidates we were somewhat surprised and perturbed about some of Continue reading →

Accounting for Social Enterprises

There is accounting for social impact enterprises and then there is social accounting. What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Accounting for Social Enterprises The practicalities of accounting for social enterprises are going to be dependent on the legal structure and status of your social enterprise. Are you a 501(c)(3) non-profit? are you a B-corp? are you an LLC that is choosing to operate as an enterprise with a social enterprise social impact model? Find an accounting professional who is familiar with the type of Continue reading →

A Guide to Networking at Conferences

Professionals are often advised that networking at conferences is essential for increasing career opportunities. However, networking is also crucial for setting up collaborations and for developing professional relationships with others in your field. This goes for academics and scholars at any stage of their careers. Like teaching or business relationships, networking is very much dependent on your personality and social ease. It seems to be a given that it’s important, but how do you go about it? and how exactly is networking different from socializing? Continue reading →

Registering Your Non-Profit Entity in the System of Award Management (SAM.gov)

Registering Your non-profit entity in the System of Award Management – better known by its acronym, SAM – is essential for getting paid! Let me say that another way, to be paid by the US Federal government under a contract – including a services contract for delivery by a non-profit organization – a representative of the non-profit must be registered in the System of Award Management. Why do you need to be registered as a non-profit in the federal award management system? Think of SAM Continue reading →

Our compliance with General Data Privacy Regulation

We wanted to share the steps we have taken to ensure our compliance with GDPR. You may have been overwhelmed with emails about GDPR, the General Data Privacy Regulation, enacted in the European Union. Actually, let’s face it, we know you are! While we are not located in the EU, we know that some of you are, so we want to make sure that we are protecting your information and ensuring your privacy. To that end, we wanted to let you know that Anna Blanch Rabe Continue reading →

After School Programs

After school programs serve children and youth of all ages, and encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation. Some well-known programs in the US include Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In Australia many after school programs are based on school property. Before and After School Program Options School-based programs Schools provide a variety of extracurricular programs (from sports to drama and various clubs, etc.) that young people can be engaged with after school. Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates provides specialist communications content for Legal Professionals

Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates provides specialist communications content for Legal Professionals Finding a communications professional who can expertly and strategically navigate your niche, recognizing any potential ethical pitfalls and adding value to your website and helping you to provide your clients and potential clients with quality and specialist content might be more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. But for the legal professionals who have chosen Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates to assist them in developing evergreen content, it’s like finding a Continue reading →

Non Profit Accounting and Fiscal Management

Organizations in the non-profit sector are not truly viable entities unless and until they have financial policies and procedures in place – this includes non profit accounting and fiscal management practices that will stand up to audits and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One way to ensure that your organization is transparent and accountable financially is to make sure you have a team that you trust for guidance and who can answer questions as they arise, in a way that makes sense to your Continue reading →

New Hire Orientation

Some things to think about and a list of questions you should have answers to as you’re developing your new hire orientation – and perhaps updating employee handbooks to reflect the information provided in new hire orientation sessions. We want to encourage you to develop your own new hire checklist and documentation specific to your non profit organization or social impact business. It is important that you have thought through the topics below so that you have a consistent new hire orientation process. Consistency and Continue reading →