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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 299 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 299 days ago
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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 299 days ago
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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 251 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 223 days ago

Four Things Your Nonprofit’s Board of Directors Should Do to Start Out the New Year by Embracing Best Practices

There is more to running an ethical, accountable, and transparent nonprofit than just legal and accounting requirements. Boards of directors can set the tone for the organization by conducting regular reviews of core governing and operating policies and procedures. Check out these four things your board of directors can do to embrace ethical, accountable, and transparent values in the new year.
 Amy Coates Madsen Amy Coates Madsen submitted 202 days ago
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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 124 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 119 days ago

If Ruminating on Risk Inspires Worry, You’re Doing it Wrong

Pondering risk should inspire confidence and excitement about the possibilities, not excessive handwringing. Here are some practical ways to turn your risk worries into confidence-building conversations.
Melanie Lockwood Herman Melanie Lockwood Herman submitted 114 days ago

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 110 days ago

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