Two years ago, when the Internal Revenue Service initiated an audit of the Eugene Free Community Network's non-profit tax status -- a test case for 200 such networks nationwide -- EFN called on attorney David Atkin. "EFN provides free internet access to low-income people," Atkin says. "We've charted a restructuring to allow them to continue this service without unfair competition to the private sector." A long-time community activist with a degree in environmental management, Atkin became a lawyer to "increase the impact I can have on the world." After his UO graduation 12 years ago, he opened Nonprofit Support Services, a low-cost legal clinic and management resource for grass-roots organizations. NPSS now has more than 500 clients, from local women's shelters, human-rights groups, and sports leagues to a Central American weavers' collective and the government of Outer Mongolia, where Atkins has consulted on the legal framework for a nonprofit system. "We just started the Cascade Mycological Society," says mushroomer Bruce Newhouse. "David guided us through the process. He was personable and caring -- interested in what we do."