• Human Resources
  • Needs Assessment

    Why should upper level management be included in the needs assessment? In my opinion, upper level management should be included in the needs assessment because they can provide valuable input. Upper level managers are familiar with how things are done and what the goals of the company are. They understand and try to uphold the […]

  • Non-Profit
  • How to Start a Non-Profit//08

    Filing for Tax Exemption Status Filing for tax exemption status will likely take the longest amount of time for the start up of any not-for-profit organization. Even once the application (Form 1023) has been submitted, there is still a chance that the IRS can deny your status and request that you resubmit the form. In […]

  • Non-Profit
  • How to Start a Non-Profit//07

    Opening a Bank Account and Establishing Check Signing Procedures Opening a bank account and establishing check signing procedures can be a very involved and risky venture. For my corporation, because it is so small, and most donations are gifts-in kind or money. I plan to be the only person handling money in my organization with a […]

  • Non-Profit
  • How to Start a Non-Profit // 03

    The Board of Directors “The Board of Directors plays a pertinent role in determining a company’s social performance” (Bai, 2013, p. 174). In this article, a study was conducted that concludes evidence that board characteristics such as board independence, diversity, number of women on the board, stock ownership (if applicable) and whether or not board […]

  • Non-Profit
  • How to Start a Non-Profit // 02

    Certificate of Incorporation There are eight parts or “paragraphs” to the Certificate of Incorporation to be filed for a not-for-profit corporation in New York State. The most important information to know before attempting to fill out this form is: What is the name of the not-for-profit corporation going to be What is the purpose of […]