Do you remember your first day on the job? That flutter of excitement and apprehension? The navigation of new terms and new requirements that no one warned you about? We offer technical assistance to a new Executive Director in a
Is it a conflict for the CIL rep to chair the SILC?
I want to say first that it is not a conflict of interest for a CIL staff member to serve in any office on the SILC, including as chair. The regulations only require that the chair be a voting member,
Board Recruitment tips for CILs
Does your board of directors have the expertise needed to oversee your organization? Are all your board positions full? Are you planning for the day when members rotate off your board? You should always be on the lookout for good
Four key checks for SILCs
Your Statewide Independent Living Council operates under a set of rules found in section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act and in the SILC Indicators and SILC and DSE Assurances. Here are some key items that your SILC must not overlook:
When does the CIL representative to the SILC have a conflict of interest?
The regulations require that every SILC has one member that is an Executive Director of a CIL and is chosen by the CILs in the state. Because they are selected to represent the centers, it is not a conflict of
Do your bylaws include these fifteen important elements?
From time to time I get requests for sample bylaws or bylaws content for CILs. I don’t have any samples, mainly because there are no hard and fast national rules and the state requirements vary somewhat state to state. I
Are CIL Boards and SILCs different from other non-profit boards?
As is so often the case, the answer is “yes and no”. Because of our unique structure to assure consumer control (which is required by the Rehabilitation Act as amended), our boards and councils are unique. Not very many non-profit
What does your IRS 990 say about you?
February 19, 2017 the Denver Post, reminded Rocky Mountain readers that “Every year, nonprofit organizations must submit their informational returns to the IRS in the form of a 990 or 990-EZ. Although these forms are sent to the IRS, they
Seven Red Flags on IRS Form 990
IRS Form 990 is a tax return for organizations that are exempt from Income Tax. Tax-exempt organizations, nonexempt charitable trusts, and section 527 political organizations file this form to provide the IRS with the information required by section 6033. The
How does your SILC Meeting operate? Tips and ideas…
We hear from SILCs from time to time whose meetings are long, cumbersome and not as productive as they would like. Here are some of the areas of difficulty and suggestions for improving the meetings in those areas. SILCs sometimes