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3 Steps Nonprofits Should Take to Prevent Charity Fraud

  By Elicia Tedrow In recent years, the questionable and dishonest practices of a few charities has cast a shadow on the whole nonprofit sector. One of the biggest and most appalling cases of charity fraud uncovered recently is the $187 million fraud carried out by four affiliated cancer charities operating from Tennessee and Arizona. James T. […]

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Tag-teaming Leadership Transitions

Whether we are talking about board members or presidents, organizations with mandatory term limits for non-executive leaders face significant challenges in dealing with senior turnover that brings new personalities and different leadership perspectives to organizational management. How can nonprofits adapt to these frequent changes in governance without disrupting their momentum and continuing their mission?   […]

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Do Personality Tests Make the Grade?

Most people are natural psychologists, wanting to understand what makes people tick, what motivates people: And nothing is more psychologically intriguing than a space that houses a hierarchy of strangers who have to prove their worth every day and seemingly get along for 40+ hours per week. No, I am not talking about The Bachelor; […]

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The Myth and Truth Behind Nonprofits’ Overhead Expenses

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, overhead expenses of a typical nonprofit are often misunderstood. The idea that effective nonprofits don’t need to spend a lot to perform their duties continues to persist, so overhead expenses are usually seen as markers of ineffectiveness, especially when they’re higher than expected. Not many people seem to […]

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The Nonprofit Advisory Board: It’s a Team Effort

It’s quite apparent why an advisory board might work for your organization, but who might be on it might not be so apparent. Advisory boards give you a great resource for extra manpower without having to add paid staff. You get incredible expertise and resources to help run your organization and there’s a pretty minimal […]

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Understanding Impact is Elementary to Successful Organizations

Really understanding impact can be challenging. Some organizations may have successful programs while others perform poorly. From location and funding to staff and participants, there are many elements that impact your organization’s outcomes.   Steve Zimmerman and Blue Avocado take a look at how to untangle the elements of impact. In order to understand impact, Zimmerman says […]

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7 Reality Checkpoints for Your Nonprofit Board

While the number 7 is known for its mathematical, spiritual, and natural significance, consider a board reality checkpoint for each day of your next week. It’s a practical way for busy nonprofiteers to take stock. But first, remember that not every nonprofit board is created equal–not by a long shot. The realities faced by nonprofits can affect […]

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Your Right to Free Speech at Risk: An Overview of Net Neutrality

Perhaps it’s the term “Net Neutrality”, itself, that almost immediately induces boredom and disinterest. (Yawn) And that is just fine by the internet service providers who would prefer that you be distracted by something shiny and look away. But if you strive to see your organization become or remain one of the best nonprofits to work for or […]

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