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CommonBond, CommonBond

A dynamite team from CommonBond, an organization that helps nonprofits work together. CommonBond guides nonprofit leaders in exploring and implementing partnerships to increase effectiveness. 

Barbara Heisler Williams has worked with many non-profits engaged in social change. Focusing on strategic planning, board development, grant proposal development, volunteer management, and executive coaching, she has helped dozens of nonprofits build their capacity and increase their effectiveness. 

Tonia Papke has 30 years of international and domestic experience in financial management, strategic and business planning, and outsourced CFO services.

Audrey Winkler has directed many aspects of business operations including mediating and negotiating business relationships. She has specialized in nonprofit start up operations, leadership training, and organizational management for more than 25 years.

Robert O. Zdenek has worked with more than 30 national, regional, and local clients. He served as Senior Consultant to the U.S. Department of HHS/Office of Community Services and has held many leadership positions with nonprofits.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. , President, The Legal Edge LLC

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online columnist and blogger. For over 15 years, she has concentrated on saving consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel. With skills honed on the stand-up comedy stage, Nina is a sought-after professional speaker on subjects ranging from business partnerships and collaborative alliances to client/customer relations, to doing business on the Internet. 

She is a regular columnist for Entrepreneur magazine, where she authors the Business Law Advisor  column and Making It Legal blog, in addition to serving on’s Small Business Exchange as its Intellectual Property Law expert. Under her Ask The Business Lawyersm umbrella, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine.

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