Leadership is a privilege to be honored, cared for, and refined on a daily basis. Every individual contributing to the mission has the potential to act and be viewed as a leader. While the business structure might have a top CEO position holding the reigns, leadership can also come from any position within an organization.
There have been a series of high-profile conflict of interest situations and ethical challenges in the nonprofit sector in the last few weeks and months. To many, these high-profile stories have served as a wake-up call to nonprofit board and staff leaders that they should be more focused on their governance in a way that is as ethical as possible.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Mass Transit Administration, working with KFH Consultants, is holding a series of full-day meetings starting next week to gather stakeholder input on adequacy and needs for “human services transportation” in order to update Regional “Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans” across the State.
The language and tone of recent statements from the White House both display and incite views reminiscent of the darkest xenophobic and racist periods in our history. We believe these policy actions are contrary to the values that underpin our democracy.
Your mailbox is probably full of charitable solicitations, and, if you are like me, you probably don’t even open many of them. Sometimes that can give us compassion fatigue or just make us feel annoyed by the waste of paper and postage and turned off to giving. One easy solution to this problem is to get to know local nonprofits in your community and keep your donations close to home.
Nonprofits play a critical role in helping ensure a complete count in Maryland. Many households would not participate in the Census if they did not get encouragement from a trusted source. Community-based organizations are highly trusted sources of information. Therefore your encouragement and assistance to people who need it will truly make a difference.