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Webinar: COVID-19 & Nonprofit Response...

Nonprofit leaders are scrambling to keep services operational, not just open, during this worldwide pandemic. The NonProfit Times has assembled health professionals, fundraising experts and risk management authorities to provide guidance during a one-hour webinar. This free webinar is a public service presentation by The NonProfit Times and Gallagher for nonprofit managers to tap expertise […]

The 11 Steps In A Reference Check...

When it comes to checking the references of a job applicant, a thorough job can help prevent a lot of problems down the line. With that in mind, anyone who is doing the checking wants to ask good questions. According to Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, said prospective employers […]

CEO Employment Contracts...

How to protect the rights of both sides Hiring a new chief executive officer (CEO) is one of the most significant undertakings in the lifecycle of a nonprofit, with far-reaching consequences for both the organization and the new chief executive. The employment contract between them is a critical document for both sides. In principle, the […]

Nonprofit Staff Are Getting Performance Incentives...

HR managers focusing on staff retention as pool of workers tightens Nonprofit executives might have been a bit tentative about leaving their jobs or retiring in the wake of the Great Recession a decade ago. Their retirement plans and stock portfolios were decimated. They were probably faced with difficult organizational decisions about staffing and cutting […]

Active Shooter, On-The-Job Attacks Jump At Nonprofits...

Jonathan Arnburg was in his suburban Chicago home playing with one of his kids on the afternoon of Nov. 19, 2018. He had knocked off work a little early that day, after spending long days the previous six months for his new job as director of public safety and emergency management at Mercy Hospital and […]

NPT Study: Most Nonprofits Don’t Have Whistleblower Policies...

Ripped from news headlines, whistleblower is a phrase you can’t avoid. It is front and center at the impeachment hearings in Washington, D.C. The charitable sector has had a flurry of whistleblower situations the past two years. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Humane Society of the United States and Oxfam […]

Risks Accompany Benefits When Skilled Volunteers Are Needed...

The value of volunteers has long been recognized by nonprofit managers. In light of recent economic difficulties and funding challenges, the base of willing and committed individuals as a means of coping with limited resources has been further built up. But with the benefits come certain risks that nonprofit leaders need to inventory and address. […]

The Next Generation...

5 challenges nonprofit leaders will face in 2020 and beyond Millennials are now in a position to take over the reins of many of our most important and cherished nonprofit organizations, and Generation Zers are close behind. As technology and digital natives, these new generations are savvier, more diverse, more committed and more challenged than […]

Internal Controls Only Work If They’re Enforced...

Opportunity, incentive and rationale are what accountants and law enforcement consider the three corners of the fraud triangle. The only corner that managers can control to a great extent is opportunity and that’s where internal controls are vital. Internal controls fail for three reasons. The first is human error and the second is when senior […]

Risk Management: Get A GRIP...

Promoting safety in the workplace requires an intelligent, planned approach. Prioritizing injury types that need to be addressed is important to the process.  In the book “Grass Roots Injury Prevention,” the authors emphasize just what the title says, Grass Roots Injury Prevention (GRIP). These factors need to be addressed: How frequent is the injury?  How […]