Nonprofit and business organizations operate in challenging environments which require knowledge
and understanding of the complex interchanges among legal, leadership, management, policy, and
regulatory demands. Operating at the convergence of these factors, Marty Martin provides a range
of legal, training, and consulting services to nonprofit and business organizations. His goal is
to help an organization’s leadership find optimal solutions to their needs by combining a unique
combination of a lawyer’s skills, a nonprofit practitioner’s experience, and advanced training
in nonprofit organizations.
Marty has experienced the life cycle of an organization from its founding through its closing.
He has served as a board chairman for and worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations serving
local, regional, state, and national constituencies. Some of their diverse issues include Alzheimer’s
disease, cerebral palsy, juvenile justice, leadership development, lacrosse, and a university
related foundation . As part of a bar association’s public service project, he co-founded an innovative
nonprofit child care organization for which he was featured in Lawyer’s Weekly USA.
Marty serves on the national IRS
Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (see appointment
announcement). He is an instructor with the Duke
Nonprofit Management Certificate program and related Intensive and Advanced Leadership Programs.
He is affiliated with the North Carolina State University Institute for Nonprofits.
Marty received his law degree from Western New England School of Law and received a Master in
Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in managing nonprofit and public sector
organizations from the Harvard Kennedy School. Unique among nonprofit practitioners world wide,
he also has completed advanced training in nonprofit organizations through:
- Harvard Business School’s Initiative on Social Enterprise
- Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
- Duke University’s Nonprofit Management Certificate program
- Center for Creative Leadership
Training and speaking are an integral part of his practice. Marty is a BoardSource Certified Governance
Trainer having completed a rigorous application and evaluation process before being educated in
BoardSource’s training methodology and governance curriculums. He is currently a Lecturer in Nonprofit
Studies at North Carolina State University where he teaches the capstone class for nonprofit minors.
Marty has presented before diverse audiences
and groups including Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Business School, Duke
University’s Fuqua Business School, Western New England University School of Law, North Carolina State
University, Duke University’s Fuqua Business School, University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
High Point University, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, South Carolina Association of
Nonprofit Organizations, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, North Carolina Bar Association,
and North Carolina’s Administrative Office of the Courts. For a full listing, see his
Presentations page and Training
He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and manuals on nonprofit organizations. For a
complete listing, see his Publications page.
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