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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 […]

Please Be Quiet …Ratcheting Down The Volume...

Communication is so important that some people work against it by over-communicating. Others hold communication in such regard that they shy away from it for fear of causing harm. During a recent risk management summit, attendees were given a cheat sheet from “Communicating for Dummies” by Marty Brounstein. Included on that cheat sheet was a […]

Cheaper To Keep Them...

It costs roughly $15,000 to replace an employee earning $45,000, according to a study from a retention report from the Work Institute in Franklin, Tenn. And, employee engagement is vital to an ecosystem of success. Finding and keeping a workforce of social good specialists is not easy in a gig economy. There are nonprofits where […]

Nonprofit Job Expansion Beats The Private Sector...

Common wisdom holds that nonprofit employment is essentially an urban phenomenon. But new data generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics using a technique developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies suggests that this might not be universally true. While 88 percent of U.S. nonprofit employment is located in metropolitan areas, […]

9 Common Internal Controls You Should Have...

Failure to understand internal control when identifying risks was the reason major issues come up at nonprofits 40 percent of the time, according to data from a AICPA Peer Review Program Study. Making sure your accountants and consultants understand remote monitoring and management (RMM) and internal controls is vital. The best practice is to document […]

There’s No Avoiding The Gig Economy...

There’s no denying that even the smallest organizations are global. Working across cities, states and nations is no longer just for multi-national corporations. Technology has brought us the Gig Economy where all you need is a phone and PayPal or a digital bank account to have a job. It’s the future of the workforce and […]

7 Reasons Systems Fail and Trust Erodes...

What is trust? It is an outcome. It’s the result of a process. It is built over time like a bank account. And in absence of trust you’re probably more vulnerable. People – and donors – rely on the marketplace to operate in a way that rewards fair and honest practices. Those practices include: integrity, […]

All Nonprofits Great And Small...

What does the Alzheimer’s Association and it’s more than 2,000 employees have in common with Musicians On Call and its staff of 15? They were both winners in the NPT’s 2019 Best Nonprofits To Work For competition. Leaders at both organizations understand that to deliver mission you need to be both client-centric and flexible with […]

Compete To Be A Best Nonprofit Top Work For...

Employee engagement is vital to an ecosystem of success. Finding and keeping a workforce of social good specialists is not easy in a gig economy. But there are nonprofits where life is good and productive for those the organization serves. Yours is probably a great place to work and you should be competing in the […]