Santa Lawyer contest, day 15!

With just one week left to get your votes in, Red Ribbon Ride MN has pulled ahead of the pack!

  • Red Ribbon Ride MN – 2 votes plus 2 bonus points for festive pictures

That gives Red Ribbon Ride 10 total points! Still in second we have NEON with 4 total votes, and One Heartland in third with 3. Still plenty of time to get your votes in before the 12/22 deadline; let’s see your festive pictures and give Red Ribbon Ride MN (and Gabriel Skelly) a run for their money!

Lowertown SantaCon, December 17th!

Santa Lawyer got really excited about this year’s 9th annual SantaCon in Lowertown (St. Paul), and was so filled with holiday spirit that she decided to sponsor the event! If the thought of a large pack of people in various holiday themed costumes roaming Lowertown from pub to pub sounds like fun to you, please come on down, join the party, and see if you can pick out Santa Lawyer from the masses!

Santa Lawyer contest: Day 13!

We are feeling the holiday spirit over at Comet Prancer Rudolph and Claus, LLP. All these votes are making us feel warm and fuzzy, so keep them coming! Here’s the update, with just 10 days left to get your votes in:

  • 1 bonus point added to the previous vote for NEON, for being listed on the CRC list (for being listed by the Charities Review Council as an org meeting their standards of accountability) plus 1 more vote and bonus point
  • Urban Boatbuilders – 1 vote plus 1 bonus point
  • Charities Review Council – 1 vote
  • One Heartland – 2 votes plus 1 bonus point for a festive picture
  • Red Ribbon Ride – 3 votes plus 2 bonus points for festive pictures
  • Farmers Legal Action Group – 1 vote

So if you’re following along, this puts Red Ribbon Ride MN in the lead with 6 total points, thanks to our new rule: added bonus point for festive pictures included with your tweet/vote! In second we have NEON with 4 total votes, One Heartland in third with 3.

Keep voting, keep posting awesome festive pictures, and tell your friends to get in on this contest!


Santa Lawyer contest update!

Santa Lawyer has been busy spreading holiday cheer everywhere she goes, despite the brazen kidnapping of her beloved Frosty. We are in day 8 of the #santalawyer contest and have a few new votes to report!

As of 12/8, we still have a tie between Mississippi Park Connection and HandsOn Twin Cities, with 2 votes each! Don’t forget, you can vote as many times as you want! Just 15 more days left to get your favorite organization a $400 donation. Spread the word!

Santa Lawyer contest has its first nominations!

A very merry ho-ho-ho to you all! We are pleased to announce the first nominations have come in for our #santalawyer contest as we enter day 6.

As of right now, Mississippi Park Connection is tied with HandsOn Twin Cities for the lead with 2 votes each!

Keep ’em coming, folks! Just 17 days left to get your votes in!

Santa Lawyer contest begins!

‘Tis the season for Santa Lawyer to take your nominations for a Minnesota organization you’d like to see receive a $400 donation. Jingle your bells on over to Twitter, and use #santalawyer when you tweet @NonprofitRubric with your nomination. See Santa Lawyer in action, riding the trusty holiday sleigh/Triumph through Minneapolis here! The contest rules are as follows:

Instead of sending out holiday cards from my firm, I prefer to give a contribution in honor of my clients to a local organization.  Instead of choosing the organization myself – last year I asked you to help me via the Second Annual Rubric Legal LLC Santa Lawyer Contest – and The Collaborative Community Law Initiative was the lucky recipient!  Beginning on December 1st, 2016, I will again be taking recommendations via my Twitter account (@NonprofitRubric) of organizations that you think are worthy of my donation this year.  For those that choose not to play with the Twitter – you can email me at erobertson at rubriclegal dot com and I will post your suggestion on Twitter for all to see.  I will also be posting pictures daily (mostly) with holiday themed items that I own, wear, like to see, etc. for purposes of indicating my self-proclaimed status as Santa Lawyer.  As a reminder, I am a secular Santa – however, we embrace all holidays here at Rubric Legal LLC so we will be throwing some Hanukkah references and images into the mix this year so my Administrative Ninja, Laurel, can join in the reindeer games. The rules:

  1. The contest will begin on December 1st, and run through December 22nd. Assuming there is no tie (see below); the winner will be announced the day before Christmas Eve day, a.k.a. the day before Hanukkah starts, a.k.a. December 23rd.
  2. All suggestions have to come into @NonprofitRubric with the hashtag #santalawyer or via my email address, above.
  3. All suggestions must be for a Minnesota charity with gross revenues less than $1,000,000 per year.
  4. There is no limit on the number of entries per person, although if I determine that the entries are being made by something other than a human (I know some of you fantastic geeks out there could do it), then I reserve the right to limit your entries.
  5. Winner will be the organization that receives the most votes. In the event of a tie, I will create a twitter poll with the top three organizations for you to vote on, which will be open for 36 hours.
  6. I have no idea what the odds are of winning.
  7. Donation amount will be $400. I very respectfully reserve the right to redirect the funds to a second place winner if the 1st place winner does not meet the above requirements, or is otherwise quite apparently not a good steward of charitable funds.
  8. Suggested organizations that meet the Charities Review Council’s Standards of Accountability get a single bonus vote with their initial suggestion (but not subsequent votes).
  9. New rule this year! Bonus point for any festive pictures included with tweet/vote!
Dougie is ready!
Holiday Dougie eagerly awaits your votes!