Choosing a grantwriter
Some believe hiring a grantwriter based on a contingency fee is a smart move, but such a decision could brew trouble for nonprofits.
Publicly-funded: How much to disclose
In today’s environment, where transparency and trust are paramount, the more information you can provide, even if it is not required, the better.
Letting a nonprofit’s founder go
When it’s time to replace a founding executive director, should you make her a permanent voting member of the board?
Tax implications for fee-based offerings
Though the IRS generally has no problem with nonprofits charging fees for services, organizations should proceed with caution when adopting this practice, says governance expert Terrie Temkin.
Responding to loan ‘requests’
Local nonprofit chapters should exercise due caution when their cash-strapped national organizations turn to them for loans.
Tapping endowments in a downturn
As the economic crisis drags on, Terrie Temkin discusses when it’s appropriate for nonprofits to turn to their endowments for cash.
Confidentiality in the boardroom
Terrie Temkin discusses the importance of developing a written policy to guide and balance the need for both transparency confidentiality in the boardroom.
Audits for smaller nonprofits
Though audits can demonstrate nonprofit effectiveness to the public, the costs can outweigh the benefits for smaller organizations, says nonprofit governance expert Terrie Temkin.
Interview advice for prospective managers
Though being interviewed by employees for an executive-director position can be awkward, it provides excellent opportunities to learn the ins and outs of an organization, says governance expert Terrie Temkin.
Can donors expect privacy?
Terrie Temkin, a nonprofit management consultant and former Miami Herald columnist, weighs in on donor-information privacy policies.