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Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits: A Guide to Building Competitive Advantage

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The environment in which nonprofits operate is changing dramatically. Public pressure is mounting to have nonprofits come under a higher level of scrutiny and regulation. Although only two provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley currently apply to both nonprofit and publicly traded companies, visible compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley standards establishes a competitive advantage that can provide benefits to any nonprofit. Written for nonprofit practitioners, board members, funders, and potential donors, Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits explores how this important piece of legislation can serve to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofits.

There is genuine value for nonprofit executives who comply with Sarbanes-Oxley standards. Providing a new perspective on the implications of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation for nonprofit executives, Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits shows readers how to leverage the best practices from the legislation to create a competitive advantage. Respected authors Peggy Jackson and Toni Fogerty take readers from the basics of what Sarbanes-Oxley is all about to examining the various sample documents and procedures that can be used to introduce these best practices into your nonprofit organization. Coverage includes:

  • An overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and recent changes in the nonprofit legislative environment
  • The outcomes and proposals from the Senate Finance Committee hearings along with the new California Nonprofit Integrity Act
  • The role of audit committees and audits in Sarbanes-Oxley best practices
  • Nonprofit accounting and financial statements
  • The IRS Form 990 and its enhanced role in nonprofit accountability
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley required provisions of whistleblower protection and document retention policies
  • How Sarbanes-Oxley best practices affect nonprofit boards
  • How a nonprofit's organizational culture affects its readiness to integrate Sarbanes-Oxley best practices
  • How to move the nonprofit's operating standard from ordinary to platinum
  • The ways in which the nonprofit can leverage Sarbanes-Oxley best practices to create a competitive advantage
  • Recommendations for scaling the Sarbanes-Oxley best practices to suit the needs of the small nonprofit
  • Leverage the best practices from Sarbanes-Oxley legislation to create a competitive advantage in your nonprofit organization with the help of Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits

Authors: Peggy M. Jackson and Toni E. Fogarty

ISBN Number: 9780471697886
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publish Date: April 21, 2005
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition