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Part 5 of a 5 Part Series
Can board members be held personally liable for actions of the organization? Yes!
Agreeing to sit on a board for a nonprofit is a great way to donate your time and expertise. However, it comes with a great deal of responsibility.
Part 4 of a 5 Part Series
Not-for-profit boards have an important role in reviewing and approving the financial reports of the organization. In order to effectively evaluate the organization’s activities, plan for the future, and make decisions, financial reports are almost always on the agenda at board meetings.
Part 3 of a 5 Part Series
An Organization’s management is charged with managing the day-to-day operations of the non-for-profit; however, this does not relieve Board Members from taking on certain oversight responsibilities.
Zinner & Co. is pleased to support Accelerate, an event being held by long-time Zinner client, The Cleveland Leadership Center.
Part 1 of a 5 Part Series
Do you ever wonder what challenges Board members are facing and how they are dealing with those challenges? Zinner and Co. plays a key role in helping organizations and their management team to overcome a wide range of obstacles. Our unique position of working with multiple entities allows us to take our experience and apply it to you and your organization.
The nature of charitable giving has changed, and there are four primary reasons for this:
- Technology has made it not only easier to give to charities, but to know about charities and how efficiently they perform.
- Changes in the U.S. tax code have created a disincentive for giving, especially for those who gave strictly for purposes of a tax deduction.
- The rise of Donor Advised Funds (DAF) has made it easier for donors to contribute meaningfully to a cause.
- Concerns for transparency and organizational efficiency have driven the need for increased disclosure and external oversight.
One of the most difficult aspects of managing a Non-Profit is putting on successful fundraising events. Most fundraisers take months to plan and trying to get sponsors is always a last-minute scramble.
Chris Valponi, CPA
Audit and Assurance Manager
Q: I volunteer as a Board member for a mid-sized not-for-profit. At times, I feel that I am just going through the motions of reviewing and approving the balance sheet or the Treasurer’s report during our monthly board meeting. Are there duties that I could take on to be a more effective board member?
Pat M. – Volunteer board member, Cleveland