Your center is required to have a three year financial and program plan*, and you report on that in your annual Program Performance Report. It isn’t called a strategic plan in the requirements, and you have a lot of flexibility
Tools for board self-assessment
The Maine Association of Nonprofits has perfectly summed up the critical importance of regular self-assessments for boards: A strong, vibrant board of directors is a clear indicator of a healthy organization. Yet even the best organizations need a periodic check-up
Board self-assessment – a tool for your board to take it to the next level
This past couple of years have been out-of-the-ordinary. Or maybe have presented us with a new normal (or most probably some of both). Either way, the board as well as the management of your center have had to navigate new
How are you planning for the future? Has your “roadmap” changed?
I am from an older generation. I grew up loving maps, paper maps that I could unfold, refold to show the part I wanted, and then determine our route. We had a drawer of them for all our hoped for
Did you receive a PPP loan?
by John Heveron, Jr. Principal, Heveron and Company CPAs, Rochester NY If you received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, your next objective is to apply for forgiveness. However, there are still several unanswered questions about forgiveness, so the wisdom
Improve Your Ability to Work Remotely
As many of you have already discovered, working from home requires some upgrades in both hardware and software. Staff used to desktops are moving to laptops or tablets. Working with cloud-based documents or your consumer database may be new to
Are you taking notes?
We are experiencing a unique event — a world-wide pandemic. Much of our country has shut down (although my inbox indicates some CIL executive directors seem to have time right now to update policies, to think about planning, to do
How is your planning?
Remember the Program Performance Report (PPR) that you submitted the end of December? In one of those sections — Section 6.2.1 — you were required to “establish clear priorities through annual and 3-year program and financial planning objectives for the
So are CILs and the SILC required to get along?
In the State Plan for Independent Living section of the Act – 704 (i) — clearly requires the SPIL to include in the SPIL a plan for the cooperation between the SILC and CILs as well as others: Sec. 704.
Help! A board member wants my job!
I have been assisting centers and SILCs and executive directors in trouble for some time now. I have noticed a disturbing trend — one that happens often enough for me to address it here. Sometimes one of those sharp board