Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Internal controls for nonprofits moved from a finance concept wrapped around the annual audit to an administrative requirement involving the direct program staff, finance, and management. Big change for internal controls!

Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

The Big 7: Internal Controls that Don’t Control You. Internal control procedures in nonprofit accounting can be broken into seven categories, each designed to prevent fraud and identify errors befor e they become problems : Separation of Duties.

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Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit News #AFPFC AFP International Asha Curran Chuck Longfield data analytics Digital Fundraising Strategies Fundraising Conference Fundraising Fundementals Gail Perry philanthropy trends rachel muir Steve MacLaughlinThis year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place. How are trust and internal controls intertwined?

International Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful. Nonprofit News #IWD2016 International Women's DayI tried to pick just one word that encapsulates what I’m thinking, but I just can’t, especially when I consider the incredible array of women interwoven in the fabric of my life and the many wonderful (and challenging) realities we all face.

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. More About International Women's Day. International Women's Day came about in its current form in 1975. International NGO Leadership. Full disclosure.

International Directory of Verified NGOs Launching Early 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While many international NGO online directories do exist, the ability for international NGOs worldwide to accept online donations through the soon-to-be-launched .NGO

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

T, December 10th, the international community is observing Human Rights Day to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On International Human Rights Day, we pay tribute to all human rights defenders, celebrate the recent victories of the human rights community, and recognize the challenges that still lie ahead in the global struggle to advance justice, accountability and an end to impunity.

World’s Best Intern: Advice from Nonprofits to Interns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just finished teaching a class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. Several colleagues offered some advice to nonprofits that want to work successfully with interns.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association


———— Next up in our interview series, Jayme Gravell, social media strategist at the International Reading Association (IRA). 3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The study also analyzes how international organizations make Twitter work for them.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide. This year, show your appreciation for the inspiring women in your life by sending them Oxfam America’s free International Women’s Day e-card.

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. Our international Bookshare service recently announced new partnerships with three organizations that are reaching out to readers with print disabilities in their home countries. DAISY accessibility International a11y Norway Austria global library Brazil Bookshare Arabic Mada

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Care2 Awards Seventh Annual Impact Prize to Covenant House International


Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Approach Social Media Internationally Guest Post By Christian Arno. Does that mean your social media is international? Flickr Photo by John K.

#IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. (I Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud.

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Obviously nonprofits that work internationally would be wise to tweet around the clock, but even nonprofits that limit their mission and services to their own country, province, state, city, or village should experiment with being a global twitizen.

Internal and External Tools that Can Help Your Organization Be More Effective


The utilization of technology in the nonprofit world, like in the business world, comes in two pieces: internal and external. Internal management systems and tracking tools are integral to keeping an organization well-oiled and effective at what they do. Community data management external tools ImpactFlo Infrastructure internal tools nptech nten social media Social Media Staffing Strategy Terri Harel Communications Terri Harel. Cofounder. ImpactFlo.

Where have all the interns gone?

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance ASU Lodestar Center The origin of the word “intern” goes back to the Latin and French meaning: to restrict or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country. The term “intern” has changed over time as well with horror stories of long meaningless hours doing grunt work, being taken advantage of and then turned away with no job in sight.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Laura E. Tan , University Service Learning /. AmeriCorps Coordinator. ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. A close friend of mine and I were having a conversation about his future job prospects when he mentioned that the offer he was most interested in didn’t include health insurance.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I thought I’d share a few quick insights and tips that I learned for others who may be preparing for doing tech training internationally and want to use participatory techniques.

The International Bar Association Publishes First Global Study of the Impact of Social Media on the Legal Profession


The International Bar Association has just published the first global study of the impact of social media on the legal profession. The IBA represents 45,000 individual lawyers and more than 200 bar associations and law societies worldwide.

The Top 5 Presentations You Won’t Want to Miss at AFP International 2015

NonProfit Hub

If you’re a newbie, the AFP International Fundraising Conference (AFPIcon) can be overwhelming. What are you looking forward to most about the AFP International Fundraising Conference?

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Three Tips for Managing Your Interns & Skilled Volunteers


This one comes from Communications and Social Media Intern Stephanie Rosenburg. Volunteering as a Communications & Social Media Intern with VolunteerMatch , I''ve learned first-hand just how important good management really is to keep skilled volunteers like myself engaged. The Communications team at VolunteerMatch has a weekly internal meeting that even we interns are involved in. Stephanie Rosenburg is a Communications & Social Media Intern at VolunteerMatch.

Happy International Women’s Day: Meet Keo Savon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Happy International Women’s Day ! Other International Women’s Day coverage: The Guardian asked women leaders to share their life experiences and The Daily Beast and Newsweek marked the day with a list of 150 remarkable women around the world.

Amnesty International at 50

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Earlier this year, I spoke at the 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International (AI). In 2001, its 40th anniversary year, AI expanded its mandate considerably to incorporate economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the body of international law governing armed conflict, thus committing itself to advance all human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Promote Excellent Internal Customer Service

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Too often, we think of only external customer service, and forget about the need for excellent internal customer service. No matter what type of business, organization or team you lead, remind your team members/ employees of the need for and importance of internal customer service.

4 Ways to Participate Online in the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Attended by over 4,000 fundraising professionals, the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference will be held March 20-22 in Boston, MA. If you can’t attend in person, thanks to social media and live streaming technology you can still participate in the conference online.

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Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

March 14-18 is International Grant Professionals Week and today it culminates to International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), a day dedicated to honoring the many hours that go into writing, making and seeking grant projects and proposals—a task that’s often done behind the scenes and not highlighted enough in the nonprofit sector. Happy International Grant Professionals Day. The post Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Promote Good Internal Customer Service

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Too often, we think of only external customer service, and forget about the need for excellent internal customer service. No matter what type of business, organization or team you lead, remind your team members/ employees of the need for and importance of internal customer service.

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Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

On International Women’s Day , and everyday, we can remember that everyone’s road to empowerment is unique and inspiring. Social Good empowerment gender equality International Women's Day women

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

Employees find themselves working overtime and may feel pressured to compromise internal controls for the sake of expediency. The most common weakness that contributed to fraud was lack of internal controls.

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Have You Hired Your Interns Yet?


I would like to challenge our customers and our suppliers to make this the summer to get serious about hiring interns. The key is to be thoughtful about your sources; go to the appropriate college department or to certain key professors who specialize in the fields in which you need an intern.

3 Key Changes in Single Audit for Grant Managers

Connection Cafe

For non-finance folks, the concept of internal controls is one they may have heard or read about in college or seen on a presentation from the accounting department, but the relevance to programs has been limited at best.

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Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity


Enter, International Day of Charity. Held on September 5th in commemoration of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, International Day of Charity encourages citizens, NGOs, and stakeholders around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

What to Expect When You’re Anticipating an Auditor

Connection Cafe

The main focus areas of the Single Audit: Focus Area: Internal Controls. This part of the audit looks at the internal control environment and compliance with best practices for non-federal entities. So internal controls are not just for auditors and finance people anymore.

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3 Steps for Avoiding Deficiencies During a Single Audit

Connection Cafe

Step Three: Build a Climate of Strong Internal Control Systems. Is program management supportive of incorporating internal control components into grant management? (part 3 of 3 in Single Audit and Uniform Guidance series).

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Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As an intern with HRDAG , I was part of the team analyzing data drawn from documents in the National Police Archive, a cache of approximately 80 million sheets of paper kept by the police system during the Guatemalan Civil War, a 36-year long conflict that ended in 1996.

Upcoming International Tweet Chat on June 21: Data

Tech Soup Blog

The tweet chat is designed to spark an international conversation, spanning multiple time zones. On June 13, TechSoup Global hosts a seminar titled "Transforming Your Charity by Bringing Your Data to Life" in conjunction with the Guardian. To keep this exciting conversation going, we are also producing a tweet chat on Thursday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time / 6:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean time.

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What The Most Successful CEOs Know About Internal Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Communications expert David Grossman of Your Thought Partner awhile back published a white paper – What the most successful CEOs know: how internal CEO communications shapes financial performance.