Marty Martin

Martin Law Firm

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2010

About Marty

Marty Martin serves as outside legal counsel and provides board assessment, consulting, and training for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. He combines his unique combination of a lawyer’s skills, a nonprofit practitioner’s experience, and advanced training in nonprofit organizations to help nonprofits achieve their mission. He has trained thousands representing hundreds of nonprofits.

Martin served on the national Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee for Tax-Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) for which he received the IRS Commissioner’s Commendation Award – the service’s highest civilian award. Martin received his master’s degree with a concentration in managing nonprofit and public sector organizations from the Harvard Kennedy School and his law degree from the Western New England University School of Law.

Martin is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) certified facilitator. He completed advanced nonprofit training from:

  • Harvard Business School’s Initiative on Social Enterprise;
  • Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations;
  • Duke University’s Nonprofit Management Program;
  • University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business Certificate in Social Sector;
  • Center for Creative Leadership;
  • BoardSource; and
  • TCC Group.

Consultant Information

Email: [email protected]


Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Areas of Expertise: Advocacy and public policy, Board culture and dynamics, Board ethics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO/Board chair coaching, CEO-Board partnership, Executive transition, Founder transitions, Governance structures, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning, and visioning, Sustained collaboration (mergers, partnerships, etc.)

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Governance structure and design, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Advocacy organizations, Associations, Community foundations, Corporate volunteerism programs, Family foundations, Federated organizations, Founder-led organizations, International/Multi-National NGOs, Private foundations, Religiously-affiliated organizations, Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs