Legal Compliance and Ethics
In this blog, we introduce you to the members of the Standards for Excellence Institute® Licensed Consultant Class of 2022 and hear some of their testimonies after completing the program.
Tips and best practices to ensure organizations that are fully remote can meet the legal requirements associated with the mandatory posting of required employment notices.
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 […]
40% of nonprofits have declined a gift. The research cites that the most common reason for turning down gifts is that the gifts came with too many strings attached. Other reasons given in the survey included the practicality of the donation and conflicts between the values of the donors and the values of the nonprofit organization.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was the subject of an extensive expose by the Baltimore Sun detailing issues related to a reported 9 board members having contracts with the hospital system, including the Mayor of Baltimore. UMMS’ troubles are an important reminder for all boards of directors of nonprofits about the importance of strong ethical and oversight practices.
There is more to running an ethical, accountable, and transparent nonprofit than just legal and accounting requirements. Boards of directors can set the tone for the organization by conducting regular reviews of core governing and operating policies and procedures. Check out these four things your board of directors can do to embrace ethical, accountable, and transparent values in the new year.