State charity regulators and the nation’s 1.5 million charitable and philanthropic organizations share a common goal: protecting the public’s trust in the charitable sector.

Categories: Governance
Tags: Best Practices, Transparency, Accountability

As nonprofits, we are healers. We are protectors. We educate and we enrich lives. And much more. But we can’t do anything without the public's trust.

Categories: Transparency
Tags: Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Overhead, Indirect Costs, Principles and Practices, Standards for Excellence, Best Practices

Wherever people find your nonprofit online, its website is where they will look for more information. It’s the best place to tell the full story of your organization and its impact in the community.

Categories: Transparency
Tags: Fundraising, Transparency, GuideStar

Two sets of high-profile media stories involving extreme outliers – law enforcement taking action against individuals and sham groups that were masquerading...

Categories: Transparency
Tags: Accountability, Transparency, IRS, Oversight, Foundations, Form 1023-EZ

When was the last time your nonprofit invested long hours and significant dollars in drafting, designing, editing, proofing, printing, and mailing a hard copy annual report? If you are scratching your head or thinking, ‘Never!’ you are not alone...

Categories: Transparency
Tags: Transparency, Annual Reports, Impact

It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is around the corner.

Categories: Financial Management
Tags: Audit, Transparency, Financial Management

Most people know that the transitional month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings who looked both backwards and forwards at the same time. But how many of us know about the power of the Janus Effect?

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Reflections, Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform, OMB Uniform Guidance, Transparency

America’s charitable nonprofits rely on the public’s trust to do their work. That trust attracts volunteers who are committed to the cause, and donors who contribute to the mission.

Categories: Transparency
Tags: Ethics, Accountability, Transparency, Internal Controls

In the past year, there has been widespread encouragement for charitable nonprofits to measure their performance, tell stories about their effectiveness, focus on impact, and explain why their work is vital to individuals and communities.

Tags: Fundraising, Donors, Disclosure, Transparency
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