You know that thoughtful measurement and reporting is important and that the options for aggregating and displaying organizational information have multiplied exponentially during the past decade. It’s smart to get a handle on your current data management and reporting capacity from a technology standpoint before you launch into new reporting.
What regulates hiring? Employers working with children or people who are otherwise vulnerable cannot hire people with a history of abuse. What regulates hiring? A host of new laws limiting the ability of employers to discriminate based on certain criteria, such as a criminal record.
Talent, dedication and fairness are necessary attributes for leaders, but something can still be missing if a leader lacks a sense of passion for the mission or organization. That lack can then be transmitted to employees, with the result that the entire organization sags. Mission not accomplished.
As the world, and nonprofit operations, become more complex, the makeup of a tax-exempt board takes on added importance. Gone are the days when a friend of a friend who happens to be available can fill a seat at the table.
When an employee or volunteer is accused of child sexual abuse, even organizations that want to address the problem in the most conscientious way possible can feel lost or misguided in reporting the situation.