There are benefits to drawing younger members to a board, and during a recent Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, Mary Morten of the Morten Group outlined those benefits, which go beyond figuring out why the computer isn’t working.
Back in the days when life was simple, so was occupational fraud, which means an employee defrauding an employer or using the employer to commit some kind of fraud.
Inconsistencies in a grant proposal are evidence of a faulty planning process, rushed writing, or carelessness. “Inconsistencies can cause the reviewer to wonder if you know what you’re doing,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. Pay particular attention to the following five elements. They’re where problems are most likely to occur.
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.
Everyone can handle a crisis, until one rises. It’s possible for almost any organization to experience a crisis. Handling it is what can make the difference.
When it comes to presenting financial information, most people want to know if they are in for a big windfall and, if not, why they are being bothered at all.
We all know the Golden Rule. No, it’s not “The one who has the gold makes the rules.”
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.
It is a fact universally acknowledged that good leadership is important, but over the past few years, just as leadership has changed, so have views of what leadership is and what it should be doing.