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Busting the “best practices” myth

By Zachary Kester, executive director, Charitable Allies |

Many leading nonprofit organizations and experts laud “best practices” to set the bar high in terms of transparent, prudent and ethical operations across many areas.

These go beyond the minimum legal and accounting requirements and purport to set a strong foundation of compliance with laws online casino and regulations related to fundraising, licensing, financial accountability, human resources, lobbying and political activity. If the nonprofit sector is to continue to succeed, it will require broad public support and confidence, which these practices are designed to build.

While best practices, such as those recommended by the Minnesota Council for Nonprofits “place a high priority on exercising fair and equitable practices that attract, retain and actively engage qualified employees,” are laudable, they can be difficult to implement.

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