Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) represent a way to bring local benefit to development projects. Typically, they involve a contract negotiated between a developer and a community-labor coalition. The aim is to ensure that an economic development project benefits local community residents instead of just investors.
It’s not much of a newsflash – the economy is getting a little tighter. Campaigning for donations may get harder in the coming months with financial insecurity swimming in donors minds, but Timothy M. Winkler, Sr., principal and managing partner of Winkler Consulting Group, explained that nonprofits should go back to the basics instead of panicking at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for Nonprofits. Winkler gave these tips to stop worrying about failing and start focusing on succeeding:
The auditors are coming! Don’t panic. Someone else is in charge of panicking. So, what can you do?
Nonprofit managers are aware of the restrictions placed on lobbying, especially as those restrictions emanate from the Internal Revenue Service, but they might not be aware of restrictions imposed by the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA).
Granted, grants can be very helpful. But, just how helpful are they really?
Whoever said, “an elephant is a mouse designed by a committee,” definitely did not think much or large groups for decision-making.
Ready for some good news? According to the January, 2009 issue of CFO magazine, there really is good news, although it took some work and optimism to unearth it. These are the positive developments.
Sure you run an efficient, effective organization. Doesn’t everyone know that? No, in fact they don’t.
The question of foundation compensation has been raised periodically as watchdogs keep a sharp eye on nonprofit operations.
Even before the economic melted down, nonprofits were facing stiff challenges, including intensified oversight in the form of regulations such as trying to adjust to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) even though nonprofits are exempt from the rules.