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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 5 days ago

2018 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 33 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 81 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 81 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 81 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 305 days ago
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Are Tickets to My Nonprofit’s Fundraiser Tax-Deductible?

Even if everything for your fundraising event was donated, those who purchase tickets and attend
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 305 days ago
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Can My Nonprofit Pay a Fundraising Consultant a Percentage of What They Bring In?

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Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 305 days ago
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What Kind of Insurance Do I Need for My Nonprofit?

Most nonprofits need General Liability insurance and Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance. If the
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 305 days ago
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At What Rate Should Nonprofits Reimburse Employees and Volunteers for Travel?

Reimbursement Policy An organization's policy should be to reimburse employees and volunteers for
Lydia Alcock Lydia Alcock submitted 305 days ago
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