1. Articles from Leigh Tucker

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    1. Don’t Be the Next Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Don’t Be the Next  Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Once again scandals are rocking the nonprofit world and making headlines: allegations of improper use of state funds, personal expenses being mixed in with organizational expenses, embezzlement, and an inability to track where funds have been applied.  Scandals erode the public’s confidence in nonprofits and the right people, processes and tools can help head off any potential problems.  But your organization’s board sets the tone… (Read more)

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    2. Don’t Be the Next Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Don’t Be the Next  Scandal: Why The Right People, Processes and Tools, and the Board Matter!

      Once again scandals are rocking the nonprofit world and making headlines: allegations of improper use of state funds, personal expenses being mixed in with organizational expenses, embezzlement, and an inability to track where funds have been applied. Scandals erode the public’s confidence in nonprofits and the right people, processes and tools can help head off any potential problems. But your organization’s board sets the tone… 

       

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    3. Following New York’s Lead: Requiring Pro Bono Legal Services for Nonprofits By: Leigh Tucker

      Following New York’s Lead: Requiring Pro Bono Legal Services for Nonprofits By: Leigh Tucker

      New York just became the first state in the US to require law-school graduates to have performed 50 hours of pro bono legal work in order to qualify to practice the law. The work must be performed after the end of the first year of law school and before the bar exam is taken.  Nonprofit organizations look to, along with the poor and various civil rights groups, be the primary recipients of this enforced largesse.

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    4. Fiduciary Responsibility Training By: Leigh Tucker

      Fiduciary Responsibility Training By: Leigh Tucker

      With so many nonprofits struggling nowadays, why not look at enforced education as a chance to add value to your nonprofit?  Teachers get professional development to maintain their professional certification.  Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals also take classes and engage in professional development.  As a CPA, I have to maintain my professional credentials through education.  Each and every board member has a fiduciary responsibility to understand the financial information they receive and make decisions for an organization based on this information.

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    5. Everyone Gets Rated By Leigh Tucker

      Everyone Gets Rated By Leigh Tucker

      Charity Navigator, one of the original and best-publicized guides to charitable giving, recently unveiled a new rating system, Charity Navigator 2.0.  The new system rates organizations on two levels – accountability and transparency.  This creates a system whereby organizations that do well on only one dimension, can’t do well overall. Ken Berger, the president and CEO of Charity Navigator, is expecting to be raked over the coals by those who either don’t do well under the new system (maybe some former four star rated organizations who are a tad too secretive) or those who see the new expectations ...

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