Free Webinar: Managing the Complexities of Nonprofit Growth

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Tuesday August 15, 2017, 2:00 PM Eastern

In a recent industry study, 80 percent of nonprofit finance professionals say their organization plans to grow in the next 12-18 months. Nonprofit growth presents its own unique set of challenges, and, if not managed properly, can actually hurt your organization. With challenges and opportunities in mind, how do you prepare your budget, staff, and organization for growth?

What You Will Learn from this Live Interactive Webinar:
• Evaluate growth strategies through a risk management framework.
• Prepare for internal controls and processes for increased compliance complexities.
• Develop people strategies to accommodate for growth (including managing different generations).
• Identify technology requirements for accommodating growth.

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Credit Card Processing Security – From DWD Mission Minded Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Do you accept credit card payments at your nonprofit? If you do, then this blog post is for you.

Carrie Minnich in her July 27, 201 post on DWD’s Mission Minded Blog addresses Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). She explains that there are a number of requirements and most importantly is to protect the cardholder’s data. This data should not be stored unless it is required for business needs. Information that is stored needs to be restricted and only accessible with a password or encryption.

To read the requirements, what can be stored, and what data cannot be stored, read Carrie’s full blog post here.

“Want to Make Your Auditor Happy?” – From DWD “Mission Minded” Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich begins her latest post from the DWD Mission Minded blog with the question – want to make your auditor happy? Of course I said yes with the utmost enthusiasm! And so I read on.

She got me with an emotional hook by commenting that most people don’t look forward to their annual audit. I remember my first – it was with the Department of Education at a university. It was a busy week working with the auditors and all ended well. We had many things prepared (one of Carrie’s tips in her blog post) and that greatly helped us all be successful.

There are seven other tips that Carrie points out that would “make your auditor happy.” To read her list, check out the Mission Minded blog here.

Reflections on BLF14: Introduction to Nonprofit Debt

 And other gems from the 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Laura Boyer

GOB in Washington, D.C. at the Board Leadership Forum last autumn
GOB in Washington, D.C. at the Board Leadership Forum last autumn (Laura is third from the right)

The Get on Board* committee is made up of a handful of talented people who are passionate about our community.

At its core, the GOB* initiative encourages nonprofit board service among  young professionals and other untapped emerging leaders.

Through the hard work of our committee co-chairs, we recently had the honor of sharing our story nationally with other nonprofit leaders at the BoardSource 2014 Board Leadership Forum.

Here is my first post, and gems from some of my favorite sessions:

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