Nonprofit Internal Controls: What To Do With the End In Sight

    Tada!! Here it is, the last post in the internal controls series. The last two things I’ll talk about (don’t look so happy) is detection and maintenance. Detection I often try to impress that internal controls don’t just address the “bad stuff”, they catch mistakes as well. But, as we see in the [...]

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Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From the Hershey’s Controversy

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  I’ve kept up with the Hershey’s controversy on and off for a little while now. For those not familiar, the Boards of Hershey’s Trust and School (yes, the chocolate) were being accused of all kinds of indiscretions and abuses. I was happy to see the ordeal recently brought to a close, with the Boards cleared [...]

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Nonprofit Data Collection and Use: Could This Become A Legal Obligation One Day?

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Like me, you all have probably noticed a big increase in the number of conversations on data measurement, collection and use by nonprofits. Personally, the more I’ve read about it  the more I start to wonder if we’ll see these conversations hop over from the best practice side onto the legal side. I say this [...]

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Important Employer Update: IRS Expands Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program

Whenever the topic of a hire comes up, especially a first hire, the conversation tends to go like this: Organization: By the way, we’re looking into hiring our first (insert position)…sooooo excited. Me: Fantastic! Have you spoken with someone in HR or someone that does employment law? Organization: Eh. No. We’re just going to have [...]

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Revisiting How We Talk About Nonprofits And My Conversation With StayClassy

I came across a piece I thought would serve as a great segway for a post I”ve meant to write for a while now. There”s been tons of articles discussing the unfair treatment exempt/social-benefit organization”s get in comparison to their for-profit counterparts. Specifically, in Business Can”t Solve the World”s Problems- But Capitalism Can the author argues that the principles [...]

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