Nonprofit Essentials: Tips To Manage Nonprofits Effectively

Join TALA and two Erin’s, live and in person, in Houston at the beautiful MATCH facility in Midtown Houston.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 @6:30 pm

MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

Not in the Houston area or otherwise unable to attend in person? Join in online with our livestream broadcast.

Whether you’re just exploring your options, new to nonprofit leadership, or have been involved with a nonprofit for many years, we have information and resources you can use to make sure you stay compliant and efficient, so that you can carry out your goals.

We’ll cover topics such as:

  • Responsibilities of board members
  • Nonprofits and intellectual property
  • Activities that may require a license
  • Fundraising, donor solicitation, and acknowledgement
  • Overview of required tax and business filings
  • Hiring best practices and contractor v. employee status
  • Social media policies
  • And more!

Meet the presenters:

Erin Rodgers, Attorney

Erin Rodgers has been practicing entertainment and nonprofit law in the Houston area since 2007. Erin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from Loyola University New Orleans, and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She has spoken at many entertainment industry events, and teaches copyright and business courses at the Art Institute of Houston. She has served on the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Council, and is a member of NARAS.

In addition to practicing law, Erin is a classically trained clarinetist, and also plays the piano, accordion, and guitar. Erin has performed as a vocalist with Dave Brubeck and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and currently performs with Houston indie rock bands The Wheel Workers and Glass the Sky, as well as with several other groups.

Erin has organized and successfully obtained tax exempt status for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including groups focused on the arts, education, environmental protection, and foreign aid, as well as scholarship organizations. Erin realized early in life that her strengths lie in supporting others in achieving their goals. Her passion for her work is evident in the fact that she participates in and supports the activities of nonprofit organizations outside of the office, and takes a genuine interest in her clients’ projects.

Erin McClarty, Attorney

I’m from a neighborhood similar to the neighborhoods my clients work with, support, or come from. Trained in connecting dots and story-telling (plus business operations, strategy, and design) my work comes down to that little girl from Alief wanting to empower her community and make the world better.

A mix between a business coach, attorney, designer, and community activator; as a social impact architect I help you get clear, take action, and translate your big ideas into next steps. Together, we create structures, programs, initiatives, or businesses that reflect you, your organizations, or your communities. My approach is to reflect your stories, reflect your triumphs, reflect your struggles and your hope.

​Speaking of approach, I don’t use big words or models to impress. I work in a way that includes the client, is easily understood, and interdisciplinary. I also honor the community elder as much as I do the Harvard case-study. To do this, I don’t just think outside of the box; I find ways to use the box differently.

What is unique is my license to practice law. This means you and I don’t have to stop at the good idea. You only work with, and pay, one person from start to finish. I even build teams to manage your projects inclusively, accessibly, and affordably.

I truly believe all of the answers to the world’s challenges are in the communities and those who serve them. It’s just a matter of meeting people where they are, and using my education, training, and background to empower.

This project is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit