At many nonprofits, volunteers play critical roles, from staffing special events and keeping programs running to serving as directors on boards. They are often the most effective community ambassadors, but, increasingly, nonprofits must consider the risks associated with failing to vet potential volunteers.
Nonprofit directors play a vital role in making sure a nonprofit’s governance structure is functioning and healthy. Here are five tips for contributing to a healthy governance structure.
No nonprofit leader relishes the unfortunate task of ending an employee's employment — be it for performance problems, misconduct or operational reasons. It is a difficult process, and poorly handled and rushed terminations create serious risks, such as a wrongful termination claim.
Although some organizations may have experienced an uptick in unrestricted giving, restricted donations aren’t going away, and, when used effectively, they can be an important part of fundraising for a capital campaign or a new program.