Putting Accountability into Practice

Putting Accountability into Practice

At its base, “accountability” means taking responsibility for outcomes — both good and bad. But one common byproduct of accountability is that results are actually more likely to be positive than negative. That’s because accountable managers work proactively, seeking...
The Audit Is Over. Now What?

The Audit Is Over. Now What?

Whew! That’s probably your reaction when outside experts announce that their audit of your nonprofit is complete. But even if auditors have left your premises and returned the documents they’ve reviewed, the work isn’t really over. Not only do your executive director...
What Makes Charitable Donors Give?

What Makes Charitable Donors Give?

People give to charity for many reasons — to “make a difference” or “give back,” to reduce their tax burden and even to impress their peers. These many motivations can be frustrating for nonprofits looking for a magic formula. In the absence of one, you need to keep...