Last week’s posting, Ethics and the Board of Directors, generated a number of comments, and I want to take the opportunity here to address some of the thoughts and ideas that readers expressed to me. I offered a case example of the treasurer of the agency who was conducting the annual certified audit and was receiving a payment for his services generated the most comments. Let me expand on the ethical implications of using board members as … [Read more...] about Board Members as Consultants
Managing Your Nonprofit
Nearly every day, the boards of directors and the professional staff of nonprofit organizations face difficult dilemmas, and it is important to be prepared to deal with them in a professional and ethical manner. I would like to explore a few of the more difficult ethical issues that arise on a regular basis and demand a response from both the volunteer and professional leadership. … [Read more...] about Ethical Dilemmas and Nonprofit Boards of Directors
As talented and committed a fundraiser may be, they are only as successful as their working partnerships with CEOs, other key staff, and board members. by Barbara Maduell From the internet to water coolers across the country, the nonprofit world is abuzz with the findings of a new study done by CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund: Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. The report … [Read more...] about The Report that Rocked – and Can Change – our (Development) World
Sorry, You Didn’t Get the Gig… This Time by Arnie Samlan We will all have our share of grants we didn’t receive, essay contests we didn’t win, consulting proposals that weren’t accepted and jobs given to others instead of to us. It’s part of life. And the more that a person enjoys putting himself out there and trying new things, the more it will happen. And whether you’re a grant seeker, a blossoming writer, an entrepreneur or a job hunter, … [Read more...] about The One Thing Classy Organizations Do (and yours probably doesn’t)
by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Proper collection and management of data is critical for Jewish nonprofits to maximize their performance and impact. Yet many Jewish organizations underutilize data management strategies and systems, failing to harness the key tools that can underscore their mission and improve their organizational strategy. … [Read more...] about Data Management for Jewish Nonprofits in 2013: A Critical Resource Worth Championing!