Terrie Temkin

Jan 8, 2010

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.

Dec 29, 2009

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.

Oct 22, 2009

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?

Sep 18, 2009

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.

Jul 13, 2009

Responding to loan ‘requests’

Local nonprofit chapters should exercise due caution when their cash-strapped national organizations turn to them for loans.

May 15, 2009

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.

Mar 27, 2009

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.

Feb 27, 2009

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.

Feb 23, 2009

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.

Aug 8, 2008

Can donors expect privacy?

Terrie Temkin, a nonprofit management consultant and former Miami Herald columnist, weighs in on donor-information privacy policies.