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Ethics & Accountability

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While there is no single definition of leading or “best practices” for nonprofit organizations, there are well-recognized ethical standards and accountability practices that every staff and board...

Boards of directors have a fiduciary duty to ensure that the assets of a charitable nonprofit are used in support of the charitable mission, and in accordance with donors’ intent.

Dissolving an organization can be a difficult and emotional process, but there are steps you can take to ensure that the process of winding down your nonprofit is as smooth as possible.

Annual reports can be used to highlight a nonprofit’s mission and impact, thank volunteers and supporters, and make a case for donating to the organization.

Transparency inspires confidence.

In return for its favored tax-status, a charitable nonprofit promises the federal government that it will not engage in “political campaign activity” and if it does, IRS...

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