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Nonprofit Compliance: Friend or Foe?

With regulators and legislators lining up to create more oversight of nonprofit organizations it seems inevitable that greater compliance requirements are coming. Many in the nonprofit arena seem to decry this "intrusive intervention." But the reality is that trust and faith in the nonprofit sector among the general public is low. If nonprofits were to learn from other Self Regulated Organizations, such as the Brokerage industry, we could create a future where compliance can work for us.
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The Only Board Development Tool You'll Ever Need

An Assessment Rubric for Board members is a great tool. It will give you an objective way to discuss Board assessment, both of the Board as a whole and individual Board members. It provides a framework from which you can introduce the expectations of Board membership to new members. It's even a great tool to help ease Board members off the board. Like any tool, it is only as good as the carpenter that wields it. But even the best carpenter works better with excellent tools.
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Finance Arts training programs offer your employees and/or Board Members an informative and entertaining way to learn more about the nuts and bolts of operating nonprofits so they spend less time on the mess and more time on the mission. Sessions are interactive and intended to motivate as well as inform.

Training sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization. Typically each program will incorporate a PowerPoint presentation with group exercises, and support materials.

We offer training in:

Understanding Cash Flow and Budgeting

A look at the basics of creating a budget and understanding how that budget relates to cash flow planning. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone on the Board understood that a balanced budget does not mean a trouble free fiscal year? Would life be easier if the staff realized that a Board approved budget does not mean there is a pot of money somewhere waiting for them to spend?

Assessment

Developing criteria for everything from programs to staffing and Boards. We use and develop Assessment Rubrics, as originally developed in the educational community, to create unique assessment tools for your particular needs. These are highly flexible tools that can be adapted and created for almost any situation. Stop whining about not knowing how to measure outcomes. We'll work with you to develop the tools that will even make your Foundation sponsors happy.

Board Membership Made Easy

No more excuses for Board members to say, "But I don't know what I'm supposed to do." After discussing the legal structure of Boards, and what responsibilities this entails, we focus on the three key things every Board member should know: