Turning Your Passion Into a Nonprofit with Audrey Chisholm


Audrey Chisholm is the Owner and CEO of Chisholm Law Firm, a firm that helps entrepreneurs grow nonprofits and register trademarks. In addition to this, she is an attorney, motivational speaker, and the Founder of Revolution Leadership, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives students access to a college education. Audrey is also the best-selling author of multiple books, including Start a 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life.
Audrey has received a number of awards for her work, including the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the United States House of Representatives. She was also nominated for the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal awarded by President Barack Obama.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Audrey Chisholm’s experience starting her first nonprofit in college and how that led her to create Chisholm Law Firm
  • Revolution Leadership’s mission to help students graduate college debt-free and build valuable career skills
  • Audrey shares her expert tips for starting a nonprofit
  • Why should you seek help from a law firm instead of starting a nonprofit on your own?
  • Insights from Audrey’s book, Start a 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life—and how you can get a free copy today
  • The biggest challenges of starting and building a business
  • Audrey talks about the gutsiest thing she’s ever had to do and how it helped her find both professional and personal fulfillment

In this episode…

Do you want to take your passion and turn it into a nonprofit? If so, you may be wondering: what are the challenges of starting a nonprofit, and who can offer the best assistance to help you steer clear of any obstacles along the way?

Starting a nonprofit may seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be! As Audrey Chisholm of Chisholm Law Firm explains, the right legal team can help you avoid the common mistakes that occur when trying to start a nonprofit on your own. With this expert tip and many more, you can effectively pursue your passions and start establishing a life-changing nonprofit today.
In this episode of The Guts and Glory Show, Luis Scott is joined by Audrey Chisholm, the Owner and CEO of Chisholm Law Firm, to discuss the best steps to starting a nonprofit. Audrey shares her expert advice on how to avoid common mistakes when building a nonprofit, the importance of seeking help from a law firm, and why you should always pursue your passions to build a better community. She also offers free copies of her book, Start a 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life. Stay tuned!

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Episode Transcript

Luis Scott  0:00  

I’m Luis Scott, managing partner of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. And I’m also the co-founder of 8 Figure Firm Consulting. I’ve successfully built multiple companies by focusing on leadership, operations and culture. Using these principles, my companies have generated close to $100 million in revenue. But before any of this success, I started my legal career as a receptionist, and I worked my way up to becoming managing partner. And each episode of this podcast I sit down with leaders and entrepreneurs who have had the guts to step out on their own, and the courage to face adversity. They share with us their tips for achievement, the challenges they have faced and the glory of success. I welcome you to The Guts and Glory Show.

Luis Scott here, host of The Guts and Glory Show, I feature top leaders who share the obstacles and challenges of leadership, the guts it takes to succeed and the glory of success. Today, you will hear another inspiring interview from attorney and author and real estate investor, Audrey Chisholm, who is literally changing the lives of millions of people around the country by helping individuals start a nonprofit of their own. But before we get started a message from our sponsor 8 Figure Firm Consulting at 8 Figure Firm, we help law firms take their business from seven to eight figures by keeping lawyers away from the work they hate, so that they can focus on the impacts they love. You know, I remember starting my law firm and having to work 70,80 hours a week to try to make partner and then I realized that I didn’t even know what I was doing. I had no idea how to run a business. And Audrey as a lawyer, you probably understand this concept. You’re starting a business, you have no idea what’s going on. Absolutely your firm. Yeah, at 8 Figure Firm, what we do is we help people develop a business that works for them instead of them working for the business. So turn your law firm into a law business by going to www.8figurefirm.com. So today, I have the pleasure of introducing not only our guests, but a good friend of mine, Audrey Chisholm, who’s the owner and CEO of Chisholm Law Firm based out of Orlando, Florida. She’s also a real estate investor and author of Start a 501c3 Nonprofit That Doesn’t Ruin Your Life. In addition to being an incredible businesswoman, Audrey was awarded the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the United States House of Representatives for her work in the community. She was nominated for the Presidential Citizenships Medal by the White House and President Barack Obama. She was also featured in Black Enterprise and was the recipient of the mayor’s Humanitarian Award. Oh, this list is I mean, this is long, she was also the recipient of Orlando magics NBA Team Magic Maker Award for her contributions to the community. So let’s welcome Audrey to the show. Welcome to The Guts and Glory Show.