Finance and Operations

  As our communities continue to meet benchmarks required for reopening, such as declining COVID-19-related hospitalization rates and a decrease in COVID-19 deaths, Maryland State is following the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan. Local jurisdictions are empowered to make decisions regarding the pace of their reopenings. As of today, June 22, 2020, all of […]

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  Guest post by Justin Pollock, principal and founder of Orgforward and a Standards for Excellence Institute Licensed Consultant. This blog is cross-posted. YIKES! It’s Budget Time! You are all doing incredible work, finding ways to continue to provide vital services AND maintain viability even when confronting the reality that the current fiscal year’s budget […]

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Coronavirus headlines are alarming. Many communities will be affected even if the spread of the virus remains contained. Beyond handwashing and other competent advice you’ve read over the last weeks that may help prevent the spread of illness, what steps should you take now to protect your staff and the people who depend on your services? This post will answer that question.

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Choosing the right health insurance options for you or your organization can be confusing and difficult, but adding an HSA, HRA, FSA, or ICHRA to the analysis can help you figure out what makes the most sense for your organization.

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Each year, we looked closely at the budget categories and proposed amounts in each of the categories—these included pledged gifts, special giving campaigns, events income, and a variety of different types of earned revenue, just to name a few. Unfortunately, in some organizations, the revenue side of the budget is not as well planned (and executed) as the expense side of the budget.

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Over the past few weeks, coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has dominated the news cycle. While the world has responded with swift mobilization, it is difficult to plan for the effect an outbreak could have on your community. Thankfully, infectious disease experts in Maryland and around the globe have developed advice on how to prepare for an outbreak, both personally and in the workplace.

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