Mommie Dearest, Nonprofit Style

AN NPQ CLASSIC: Just about all nonprofits face conflicts of interest over time—but being prepared for them, comfortable talking about them, and in the habit of correcting on the side of cautiousness is definitely the wisest course. The other path leads into thorny thickets that are hard to negotiate.

Hoarders: the Nonprofit Edition (and Other Ethical Issues)

Is it ethical to hoard endowment returns numbering in the millions? What is the most diplomatic way for an accountant to flag a client’s unstated going concern problem? Is it a conflict of interest for a membership association’s board to also serve as the board of the association’s charitable nonprofit? The Ethicist weighs in.