Liz Marenakos

The nonprofit sector relies on public trust. Without ethical standards and a way to convey accountability to donors, that trust will degrade and support suffer. Accountability is the way an organization conveys its ethical standards for fundraising to donors, how it shows donors the measurable results from their gifts. In the whitepaper, Accountability Matters: Without the Public Trust, Nonprofits Wouldn’t Exist, Liz Marenakos discusses the need for nonprofit accountability, beginning by listing the three components of accountability: financial and regulatory compliance, stewardship, and donor trust. Marenakos is product line manager for Blackbaud’s financial management and data analysis solutions. According to Marenakos, because of the breadth of

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