Dear friends,

Welcome to the new Scholz Nonprofit Law website and my new blog!  We hope to make it easier to share information with you – – answers to client questions that may be of interest to a larger audience, snippets about community activities, and the occasional musings of Melissa.  Plus, we like the updated look and the chance to show off the photographs of our local photographer friend, Lisa Hempstead.  You can subscribe to the blog by entering your name and email in the sidebar to the right.  

As I thought about what to write in this inaugural post, the first words that came to mind were, “Dear friends.” I am honored to be able to start with that moniker. We appreciate the opportunities we have had to work with so many good people and to build meaningful partnerships toward improving our world.  Whether we are advising on bylaws for a small, volunteer run organization or structuring a large development project, we are aware of the way small parts can add up to a richer whole.

Partnership has been a strong theme this year at Scholz Nonprofit Law.  Just as we value serving as your partner to help you be more effective, we seek to be part of a broad concept of partnership that leads to greater impact.  We strive to be part of solutions to social problems that are true alliances: efforts that engage people to help themselves and that enlist all sectors — nonprofit, government and community — to “move the needle” on social issues.   While we are particularly excited about strategic initiatives that have this lens and eagerly support “innovation,” we also want to honor and acknowledge the important day-to-day work that is done by people working for nonprofits, for pay and as volunteers.  We constantly are amazed by the depth of commitment, passion and talent.  Thank you.

With deep gratitude, we send wishes for enjoyable and restful holidays and look forward to continuing our work with you in the New Year!

All the best,