Getting the word out is very important, but getting the word out clearly and correctly is of even more importance. A lack of clarity can cause miscommunication and, even worse, be seen as an attempt to conceal wrongdoing.
The number of employees working for 501(c)(3) organizations hit 11.4 million, or 10.3 percent of all private sector employment in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
What does it take to avoid catastrophe? A lot of luck never hurts, but relying on luck alone is probably not a formula for success anywhere. Maybe an objective self-evaluation would do a lot more good in the long run.
Planned giving, as important as it is, can feel like an inert piece of machinery – very large machinery – when it needs to be restarted. Getting the thing moving looks like an impossible task. It does not need to be that way, however.
Over time, screening processes for employees and volunteers working with children have become more sophisticated. Still, some organizations have been well behind the curve in utilizing best practices when it comes to weeding out predators. It has become abundantly clear that a cursory reference check will not serve any more.