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Three Tips to Prevent Conflicts of Interest at Your Nonprofit

 From Amy Coates Madsen, Director of the Standards for ExcellenceThere have been a series of
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 23 days ago
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The True Cost of Nonprofit Ethical Failures by Joan Harrington

Ethical indiscressions can take a major toll on a nonprofit's stakeholders and cause harm to the
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 142 days ago

Dissent: A Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Governance by Joan Harrington and Ann Skeet

Dissenting Board Members often get labeled as problematic, when in reality they are an asset. An
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 151 days ago

Diverse Discourse in Board Meetings by Anita Varma

Recruitment is only the first step in effective board diversity. Organizations must then actively
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 156 days ago

Top Takeaways from Licensed Consulting Training

Ron Barrett, COGENCY GLOBAL's Vice President of Nonprofit Services, reflects on his experience participating in the 2018 Standards for Excellence Institute Licensed Consultant Training.
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 255 days ago

2019 Class of Licensed Consultants Advance Standards for Excellence® Mission

The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2018 Class of Licensed Consultants. 
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 283 days ago

Failure to Address Succession Planning by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

A long-tenured executive director is uncertain about how much longer he intends to stay with his organization and has talked with a few members of the staff about the possibility of leaving. He has not spoken to the board or stated a clear intention, and the board is hesitant to address the issue out of respect. How can this board and executive director act ethically? Read this article from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, a Replication Partner based in Santa Clara, CA, to find out.  
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 330 days ago
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Lack of Board Engagement: Did this Board act ethically? By the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Disengaged board members fail to meet their ethical obligations to nonprofit organizations. If the executive director believes their nonprofit could raise more funds and serve more people, but the board's lack of engagement is impacting growth, what options are there? Read this article from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, a Replication Partner based in Santa Clara, CA, to find out. 
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 330 days ago
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Nonprofit Fraud: Did this Board act ethically? By the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Boards have an ethical duty to understand and fulfill their responsibilities to a nonprofit, including rigorous financial oversight. If a nonprofit loses $900,000 over eight years due to theft by the executive director, was the board acting unethically?  Check out this article from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, a Santa Clara, California-based Replication Partner,  to find out.
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 330 days ago
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What Should Be Included in Our Nonprofit’s Annual Report?

Nonprofits should represent the interests of the people they serve through public education and
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 1 years 190 days ago
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