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Transparency in Your Nonprofit Organization

Gain the tools needed to create a plan to establish or enhance your organization's transparency.

We constantly hear about transparency this and transparency that, but what does that mean, and how do we get there? This topic will help executives, board members, and the professionals who work with them to understand the need for and benefits of enhanced transparency. In addition, you will learn the time-tested methods to achieve greater transparency at no cost to the organization. This information is critical for professionals in the ever-changing not-for-profit world.

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Agenda

What Is True Transparency?

  • Understanding What It Is
  • How Do We Improve Our Transparency?
  • How Much Effort?

Legal Transparency

  • Books and Records
  • Annual Returns (Form 990)
  • Application for Exempt Status
  • Document Retention Policies

Ethical Transparency

  • Regular Staff Meetings
  • Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Employee Relations Policy
  • Annual Reports

Benefits of Transparency

  • Public Perception
  • Donor Relations
  • Not for Profit Ratings
  • Employee Morale
  • Better Board Involvement

Case Studies

  • Ex-Housing Client
  • Dysfunctional Board
  • Out of Control Employee
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  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This course was last revised on November 29, 2021.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Samuel J. Erkonen

Samuel J. Erkonen

Howe & Hutton, Ltd.

  • Partner with Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
  • Practice is limited primarily to not-for-profit organizations and the hospitality industry
  • Admitted in nine different federal jurisdictions nationwide
  • Provides (before COVID-19) 30-40 educational presentations yearly in connection with not-for-profit law, related liability issues, and hospitality issues
  • J.D. degree; LL.M. degree in taxation, Washington University in St. Louis; graduate in finance, University of Iowa
  • Can be contacted at 312-263-3001, 815-919-6580, [email protected], or [email protected]
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Product ID: 408277
Published 2021
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