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Non-profitmaking organizations

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Real Frauds Found in Not-for-Profits

Real Frauds Found in Not-for-Profits

Author: Lynda Dennis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

Due to the nature of not-for-profits, fraud may be more common than it seems. This book shows how to recognize red flags of fraud, including cyber fraud. It offers a comprehensive learning approach using real-world examples, explanations of audit standards, and informative case studies that analyze several unique frauds which occurred in the not-for-profit industry. Key topics covered are: misappropriation of benefits, pledges and contributions, cyber fraud, and grant expense allocations.

Terrorist Diversion

Terrorist Diversion

Author: Oliver (Deloitte, Australia) May, Paul Curwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2020

Many of the world's 40,000 International NGOs (INGOs) work in places where terrorist financing, sanctions breaches and diversion are key risks. Almost all of the top ten recipient countries of humanitarian aid alone in 2015 were high-risk jurisdictions, for example, receiving more than GBP7bn between them. When they feel safe to speak, sector workers share sobering stories about what might have happened to some of this money. As INGOs struggle to keep up with worsening humanitarian needs, diversion risks and their complexity remain daunting. The demands of internal stakeholders, donors, banks and regulators are diverse and even contradictory. Public scrutiny has magnified, but is not always well-informed. Institutional donors transfer ever more risk to implementing partners, while some banks seek to avoid this business altogether, pushing some NGOs outside the global banking system. Looming over all of these converging pressures is a latticework of austere international sanctions and counter-terror regimes. It is no surprise that INGOs find themselves struggling to reconcile this complex set of expectations with their charitable missions. Yet the consequences of failing to do so can be severe; future funding is contingent on reputation, and serious offences litter the regulatory landscape. The implications of breaches can be existential for organisations, and criminal for individuals. Terrorist Diversion: A guide to prevention and detection for NGOs is an accessible, pragmatic guide for international NGOs of all shapes and sizes. Clearly explaining the nature of the challenge, and setting out a programme to meet it, it explores how it is possible for INGOs to manage these risks more effectively through their missions - not in spite of them.

Remittances and International Development

Remittances and International Development

Author: Sabith (California Lutheran University, USA) Khan, Daisha M. Merritt Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2020

This is a first of its kind book which examines the remittances in the two largest corridors in the World: India-Saudi Arabia and Mexico-U.S.A. This book aims to treat remittances as an act of social norm involving individuals, nation-states, and diaspora communities. It treats remittances both as an act of individual obligation as well as a social fact that needs to be understood from the perspective of the actors, i.e., the givers and recipients. Using theories of motives of giving, policy analysis, international development, and international relations, the authors offer a compelling narrative of how and why remittances occur and the impacts on both the giver and recipient. The authors - both scholars of philanthropy and remittances - bring their shared perspective and understanding of this crucial phenomenon and delve deep into examining its impacts on community development and the relations between the nation-states. This book offers a sophisticated understanding of how vital remittances are to the world we live in. The book sheds light on this important social reality and will be of value to researchers, academics, and students interested in remittances, as well as to practitioners working in the international development sector, NGO actors, and policy makers.

The Quest for Attention

The Quest for Attention

Author: Chao Guo, Gregory D. Saxton Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Today, social media offers an alternative broadcast and communication medium for nonprofit advocacy organizations. At the same time, social media ushers in a noisy information era that renders it more difficult for nonprofits to make their voices heard. This book seeks to unpack the prevalence, mechanisms, and ramifications of a new model for nonprofit advocacy in a social media age. The keyword for this new model is attention. Advocacy always starts with attention: when an organization speaks out on a cause, it must ensure that it has an audience and that its voice is heard by that audience; it must ensure that current and potential supporters are paying attention to what it has to say before expecting more tangible outcomes. Yet the organization must also ensure that advocacy does not end with attention: attention should serve as a springboard to something greater. The authors elaborate how attention fits into contemporary organizations' advocacy work and explain the key features of social media that are driving the quest for attention. Developing conceptual models, they explain why some organizations and messages gain attention while others do not. Lastly, the book explores how organizations are weaving together online and offline efforts to deliver strategic advocacy outcomes.

The Quest for Attention

The Quest for Attention

Author: Chao Guo, Gregory D. Saxton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Today, social media offers an alternative broadcast and communication medium for nonprofit advocacy organizations. At the same time, social media ushers in a noisy information era that renders it more difficult for nonprofits to make their voices heard. This book seeks to unpack the prevalence, mechanisms, and ramifications of a new model for nonprofit advocacy in a social media age. The keyword for this new model is attention. Advocacy always starts with attention: when an organization speaks out on a cause, it must ensure that it has an audience and that its voice is heard by that audience; it must ensure that current and potential supporters are paying attention to what it has to say before expecting more tangible outcomes. Yet the organization must also ensure that advocacy does not end with attention: attention should serve as a springboard to something greater. The authors elaborate how attention fits into contemporary organizations' advocacy work and explain the key features of social media that are driving the quest for attention. Developing conceptual models, they explain why some organizations and messages gain attention while others do not. Lastly, the book explores how organizations are weaving together online and offline efforts to deliver strategic advocacy outcomes.

Philanthropy and the Future of Science and Technology

Philanthropy and the Future of Science and Technology

Author: Evan S. (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, USA) Michelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

An increasingly important and often overlooked issue in science and technology policy is recognizing the role that philanthropies play in setting the direction of research. In an era where public and private resources for science are strained, the practices that foundations adopt to advance basic and applied research needs to be better understood. This first-of-its-kind study provides a detailed assessment of the current state of science philanthropy. This examination is particularly timely, given that science philanthropies will have an increasingly important and outsized role to play in advancing responsible innovation and in shaping how research is conducted. Philanthropy and the Future of Science and Technology surveys the landscape of contemporary philanthropic involvement in science and technology by combining theoretical insights drawn from the responsible research and innovation (RRI) framework with empirical analysis investigating an array of detailed examples and case studies. Insights from interviews conducted with foundation representatives, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of sectors add real-world perspective. A wide range of philanthropic interventions are explored, focusing on support for individuals, institutions, and networks, with attention paid to the role that science philanthropies play in helping to establish and coordinate multi-sectoral funding partnerships. Novel approaches to science philanthropy are also considered, including the emergence of crowdfunding and the development of new institutional mechanisms to advance scientific research. The discussion concludes with an imaginative look into the future, outlining a series of lessons learned that can guide how new and established science philanthropies operate and envisioning alternative scenarios for the future that can inform how science philanthropy progresses over the coming decades. This book offers a major contribution to the advancement of philanthropic investment in science and technology. Thus, it will be of considerable interest to researchers and students in public policy, public administration, political science, science and technology studies, sociology of science, and related disciplines.

Not-for-Profit Certificate I

Not-for-Profit Certificate I

Author: AICPA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2020

Whether you're a not-for-profit (NFP) professional or work with NFP clients, you can set yourself apart with the AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I (40 CPE Credits and 40 CAE Credits). As of August 1, 2018, Not-for-Profit Certificate Program content has been updated to reflect implementation of FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) effective for most not-for-profit entities for their next financial reporting period, including those related to financial statement presentation (ASU 2016-14) and revenue recognition (ASU 2014-09 and ASU 2018-08). The Not-for-Profit Certificate Program I, Winner of Accounting Today's Best New Products 2016, will help you build a strong foundation for NFP skills across these key tracks: Introduction to Not-for-Profit Entities Accounting & Financial Reporting Tax Compliance Governance & Assurance Essential information for anyone with a non-profit role You'll get a comprehensive overview of a non-profit's unique financial needs and is perfect for: CPA firms looking for foundational training for or NFP clients Nonprofits seeking to deepen staff knowledge Those seeking a certificate as proof of proficiency with NFP clients Professionals who want to expand skill sets and build their resume Learn anytime, anywhere This award-winning, self-paced e-learning course is available on-demand to suit your schedule--and all learning styles and levels, through: Audio and video Interactive skills practice and gamification Case studies and real-world scenarios Hands-on exercises Earn credentials--and spotlight your accomplishment With this Certificate program, you'll get both CPE and CAE credits. You'll also earn a digital badge, that lets you show your achievement anywhere on the web -- a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, biographical page on your company's website or online resume. Your Certificate and digital badge information will be sent to you once you've completed the program. Courses included in this program: Accounting and Financial Reporting Track Not-for-Profit Entity Overview GAAP for NFPs Financial Statement Presentation Net Assets Exchange and Agency Transactions Revenue from Contributions Assets Programmatic Investments Fair Value Issues Specific to NFPs Expenses Investments Split Interest Agreements and Endowments Tax Compliance Track Liabilities Tax Exempt Status Tax Compliance Track Unrelated Business Income Tax Introduction to Form 990 Private Foundations Federal and State Filing Requirements Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance Track Best Practices in Board Governance Risk Assessment and Internal Controls Fraud Overview and Prevention Planning the Audit Engagement Financial Oversight, Budget and Strategy Auditing Considerations Credit Info CPE CREDITS: Online: 40.0 (CPE credit info) CAE CREDITS: Online: 40.0 (CPE credit info) NASBA FIELD OF STUDY: Accounting, Auditing, Business Management & Organization, Taxes LEVEL: Basic PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the not-for-profit industry ADVANCE PREPARATION: None YELLOW BOOK HOURS: Online - 31 DELIVERY METHOD: QAS Self-Study COURSE ACRONYM: NFP-CERT Online Access Instructions A personal pin code is enclosed in the physical packaging that may be activated online upon receipt. Once activated, you will gain immediate online access to the product. Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to be a CPA to get the certificate? You do not have to be a CPA to obtain the certificate. The certificate is designed to benefit CPAs and non-CPA alike, including anyone who works for, or with, a nonprofit. Those who obtain the certificate will receive the recommended CPE / CAE credits. What level of knowledge should I possess prior to starting the NFP Certificate program? While the program is designed to provide a foundational level of learning, individuals will benefit from having a basic understanding and awareness of financial reporting, auditing, governance and tax terminology and practices. How is the course material presented? Designed to be highly interactive, this program offers multiple opportunities for learning, including case study analysis and several gaming scenarios. Participants will be offered the opportunity to apply their new NFP knowledge in a simulated real-world environment. Tests are presented after each course to allow you to apply what you just learned. There are no additional tests at the end of tracks or when you've completed the certificate. How long will it take me to complete? This varies from individual to individual and is completely dependent upon the time the participant allocates to completing the coursework. A commitment of approximately 40 hours will be required for most individuals to successfully complete the program. What period of time do I have to complete the program? You have twenty-four (24) months from the date of purchase to complete all the courses. You are encouraged to complete the program within a twelve (12) month period or less. Can I complete the program in any order? Yes, there are no limitations on the order in which you take the courses. When will I receive a hard copy of my certificate? You will receive your certificate in the mail 6-8 weeks after completing the program. Once I complete the program and obtain my Certificate, how long is it valid? The NFP Certificate is not a professional credential or license, it is evidence that the program was successfully completed as of a certain year, therefore it does not expire. However, we anticipate that some individual courses may be updated every 1-3 years to reflect changes in the industry. For your certificate to remain current, you will need to successfully complete those updated courses. However, updates are likely to be at a fraction of the cost of the original certificate. Plus, you have access to the program for 24 months from purchase, if the courses are updated during that period, you will have access to the updated courses at no additional cost. Completion of these updated courses will earn a new Certificate, with the current year's date. Is there any cost savings in purchasing the entire certificate over buying tracks individually? Yes, the more courses you buy, the less you pay per course. For instance, a member who buys the certificate will save approximately $150 over someone who buys the tracks individually, and approximately $400 over someone who buys all the courses individually. If I were to purchase one course or track, and then decided to purchase the entire certificate, will I still get the full bundled price savings? Yes, as long as you haven't already paid more than the full certificate price. The price you paid for the courses or tracks you have already taken will be deducted from the total certificate price. If I am unable to complete the entire NFP Certificate Program, will I receive CPE credit for the courses I do complete? You are not required to complete the entire program to earn CPE credit. The courses are offered individually, so you will earn CPE credit for each course you take and successfully complete the exam. However, you must successfully complete the exam for all courses in the entire program in order to receive the NFP Certificate. Am I required to obtain a certain number of CPE credits annually for the Certificate to remain current and active? There are no specific annual requirements for maintaining your Certificate. However, we anticipate that some individual courses may be updated every 1-3 years to reflect changes in the industry. For your certificate to remain current, you will need to successfully complete those updated courses. However, updates are likely to be at a fraction of the cost of the original certificate. Plus, you have access to the program for 24 months from purchase, if the courses are updated during the access period, you will have access to the updated courses at no additional cost. I have prior experience working with NFPs. Will I be allowed to test out of certain courses while still earning the certificate? Actual completion of the courses is required to earn the NFP Certificate. CPE credit is being awarded for the courses, and the CPE standards do not allow for testing out of a course as a way to earn credit. System Requirements AICPA's online CPE courses will operate in a variety of configurations, but only the configuration described below is supported by AICPA technicians. A stable and continuous internet connection is required. In order to record your completion of the online learning courses, please ensure you are connected to the internet at all times while taking the course. It is your responsibility to validate that CPE certificate(s) are available within your account after successfully completing the course and/or exam. Supported Operating Systems: Macintosh OS X 10.10 to present Windows 7 to present Supported Browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Microsoft Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Required Browser Plug-ins: Adobe Flash Adobe Acrobat Reader Technical Support: Please contact service@aicpa.org.

Benchmarking in Association Management

Benchmarking in Association Management

Author: ASAE Research Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2020

Provides benchmarking data for the following functional areas: membership; component relations; marketing and communications; public relations; meetings; professional development, education, and learning; credentialing; and publications.

Boards and CEO Roles for Achieving Association Goals

Boards and CEO Roles for Achieving Association Goals

Author: David A. Westman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The crucial interaction between an association's board and staff, particularly the working relationship of the board chair and CEO, plays a huge role in how well an organization serves its members. In Board and CEO Roles for Achieving Association Goals, experienced CEO and consultant David Westman provides guidance that will help you maximize contributions from volunteers and staff, learn from colleagues, and get the most out of your legal counsel. The key is to clearly define roles and assign accountability. Discuss potential gray or overlapping areas and determine how they will be handled before a difficult situation arises. Identify risks and manage them. Establish processes for board orientation and CEO onboarding. Document these roles and processes, and you and your organization can be more effective and face fewer surprises. Westman elaborates on these considerations and provides helpful exhibits, samples, and case studies. The goal and unifying message of the book is tying it back to the members and doing what's best for them. CEOs, senior staff, board chairpersons, board members, and others who share that goal can benefit from this book.

Lessons for Nonprofit and Start-Up Leaders

Lessons for Nonprofit and Start-Up Leaders

Author: Maxine, Ph.D Harris, Michael B., Ph.D O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2020

Lessons for Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders: Tales from a Reluctant CEO uses the experiences of a real company, Community Connections, to bring to life the practical dilemmas that an organization founded on a mission and guided by a set of ideals must confront and solve if it is to thrive. With no business or financial background, Maxine Harris and her partner Helen Bergman grew a tiny startup into a $35 million business. Through trial and error, they learned how to manage finances, hire staff, overcome barriers, and adapt to changing business models. In Lessons for Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders, Harris shares her insights, struggles, and mistakes with the goal of helping others who may be starting and running non-profit organizations. She spells out the ways in which creativity, tenacity, and the power of relationships helped her and her partner overcome barriers that often cause start-ups to flounder in their first years of operation. In a humorous and novel twist, the book engages the reader with a series of original fables, each tailored to introduce a business dilemma in the language of make-believe. Michael O'Leary provides commentary that places the stories and case studies from Community Connections into a broader context, making the lessons accessible to anyone working in the non-profit or startup sector.

Digitale Transformation in Der OEffentlichen Verwaltung

Digitale Transformation in Der OEffentlichen Verwaltung

Author: Hans Werner Streicher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Dieses Fachbuch zeigt Ihnen, wie Organisationen der oeffentlichen Verwaltung den digitalen Wandel erfolgreich meistern Behoerden und oeffentliche Einrichtungen stehen vor der Herausforderung, ihre Leistungen und Aufgaben fur Burger und Unternehmen in elektronischer Form und unabhangig von Zeit und Ort zur Verfugung zu stellen. Fur eine integrierte digitale Transformation des oeffentlichen Sektors mussen alle internen Prozesse und Services hinterfragt und neu gedacht werden. Nur so ist eine UEberwindung des weit verbreiteten und tief verwurzelten Burokratiemodells moeglich. Ausgehend von konkreten Umsetzungsbeispielen werden die Erfahrungen aus vielen Jahren intensiver Beschaftigung mit der digitalen Transformation in oeffentlichen Verwaltungen beschrieben. Der Leser erhalt zahlreiche methodische Vorschlage fur die Herangehensweise in Projekten. Besonders betrachtet wird die Grundlagenarbeit in den ersten Phasen von Projekten, die vor einer Implementierung von neuen Anwendungen erledigt werden mussen, um maximal integrierte und digital transformierte Prozesse gestalten zu koennen. Zusammenfassend stellt Streicher zehn grundlegende Prinzipien der Transformation in der oeffentlichen Verwaltung auf. Erhalten Sie zahlreiche anwendungsorientierte Hinweise und konkrete Loesungsvorschlage fur erfolgreiche digitale Transformationen von Behoerdenverfahren und Services im oeffentlichen Sektor Es richtet sich an Fuhrungskrafte und Projektleiter, die organisatorische und technische Veranderungen in ihren Organisationen planen und umsetzen. Die wichtigsten Punkte zum Inhalt sind: Geeignete Technologien fur den Public Sector Ausgewahlte Projekte der digitalen Transformation Strategische Herausforderungen und Probleme in der Praxis Werkzeugkasten Methoden und Formate

Finding Purpose in Challenging Times

Finding Purpose in Challenging Times

Author: Patrick Karangwa Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2020