AN NPQ CLASSIC: In 2014, Kate Barr of the Nonprofits Assistance Fund joined Nonprofit Quarterly for a special webinar where Kate shared vividly illustrated cautionary tales about how to avoid common nonprofit financial traps. This is the kind of material you could ask your board and emerging leaders to watch. A stitch in time will help avoid embarrassing and reputation-damaging meltdowns.
Is executive coaching just the latest fad or a core tool for building robust organizations? How have very different kinds of organizations made use of it? …and what does research say about its effectiveness? Ruth McCambridge and Bill Ryan talk about this topic and take your questions as well.
The issue has been widely debated and there is no doubt that it will emerge again. The Center on Philanthropy recently completed a study that suggests that capping the deduction would, by itself, have arelatively modest negative impact on overall giving, but could further negatively affect charities still struggling with increased demand and effects of the recession. The question that we all need to answer is, is the cap worth fighting about?
Is there a best practice for boards that has emerged out of the recession? Jeanne Bell, CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and an expert in nonprofit management and finance has observed that some boards have been forced to take a deeper look at financial and organizational design as a result of changing revenue streams and that the new practice will serve nonprofits far better than simple financial oversight… if boards can retain the practice even as the recovery occurs.
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