Management Tips

Nonprofit Data Breaches, Security Policies You Can’t Overlook

November 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You’ve seen the headlines. Equifax had 143 million records hacked. Anthem healthcare had 80 million records stolen. Utah Food Bank’s breach might have exposed the financial records of more than 10,000 donors.

A 10-Step Program For Changing Culture

November 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When the time comes to change the culture at an organization — which can sometimes be an “all-purpose scapegoat for all of its failings” — a leader’s behavior can have the biggest impact.

A 10-Step Program For Changing Culture

November 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You’ve seen the headlines. Equifax had 143 million records hacked. Anthem healthcare had 80 million records stolen. Utah Food Bank’s breach might have exposed the financial records of more than 10,000 donors.

When Do You Need a Planning Grant?

November 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Organizations constantly engage in program planning, and most of the time that work folds readily into the ongoing work of administrators and program managers. In effective organizations, staff members have a finger on the pulse of community problems and regularly form working groups, join community networks, and pull together colleagues to lay out a way forward.

Ensure Confidentiality After Crisis

November 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Nonprofit managers often come together to evaluate what happened and how response went after a major incident or crisis. Though the information sharing is important for the organization to improve, it might not be information that leadership would want disseminated outside of themselves and counsel. During their presentation, “Everyone’s a Critic: Conducting an After Action Review without Alienating the Artists” at Risk Summit 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa., Ashden Fein, associate, and Marialuisa Gallozzi, partner, at Covington & Burlington LLP discussed how to go about protecting information shared during After Action Reviews (AARs).

Take Discrimination Charges Lightly At Your Peril

November 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The Harvey Weinstein alleged sexual assault headlines are bringing forward more and more people with accusations not just against the producer but numerous boldfaced names in Hollywood. The victims often say that their advancement in Hollywood relied on having to deal with boorish and often criminal behavior of a sexual nature toward them.

Auditing Your Hiring Practices In 10 Steps

November 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Google, Facebook and LinkedIn have changed dramatically the way companies look for candidates and hire people to fill positions. For small nonprofits, especially founder-run organizations, the move into the future poses to be a problem, according to Maxine Harris and Michael B. O’Leary.

Tales From Reluctant CEOs

November 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For years, IBM was a leader in its industry, a shining example of strong organizational culture. When things started changing, though, shifts from an emphasis on large mainframe computers, the strong culture of the organization made it slow to adapt.

6 Recommendations For Endowment Management

November 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Asset allocation is the most important decision that a foundation’s investment committee can make, and it’s a key indicator of future returns.

An Orwellian View Of Fundraising

October 24, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Fundraisers might not think they have much to learn from George Orwell, author of such futuristic books as “Animal Farm” and “1984.” But Ken Burnett, author of “The Zen of Fundraising,” thinks Orwell might have words of wisdom that could be of tremendous benefit.