Anna Blanch Rabe embarks on American Identity Tour

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe to embark on American Identity Tour Alamogordo, New Mexico — Have you ever wanted to explore the vastness of the lower 48 by train? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to cross the US on Amtrak? Anna Blanch Rabe has. What started out as a plan B in case her husband was deployed again has ended up becoming a way of seeking to understand what it means to be American. “Military Spouses often look for ways to Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins SpouseWorld 1 to 1 host Dave Etter to talk hitting the ground running

It’s PCS (permanent change of station) season again, and that means lots of new communities and towns and cities to explore. Anna joined Dave Etter to record her second SpouseWorld 1 to 1 interview. This time she talked with Dave about hitting the ground running in terms of community involvement when you arrive in a new location! She gives some of the tips that helped her find herself on a local non profit board, an appointed to a local housing authority by the city Mayor Continue reading →

Accounting for Social Enterprises

The practicalities of accounting for social enterprises are going to be dependent on the legal structure and status of your social enterprise. Are you a 501(c)(3) non profit? are you a B-corp? are you an LLC who is choosing to operate as an enterprise with a social enterprise social impact model? Find an accounting professional who is familiar with the type of legal structure you are using, and preferably the industry within which you operate your social enterprise. A specialist form of accounting, known as Continue reading →

Non Profit Accounting and Fiscal Management

Organizations in the non-profit sector are not truly viable entities unless and until they have financial policies and procedures in place – this includes non profit accounting and fiscal management practices that will stand up to audits and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One way to ensure that your organization is transparent and accountable financially is to make sure you have a team that you trust for guidance and who can answer questions as they arise, in a way that makes sense to your Continue reading →

New Hire Orientation

Some things to think about and a list of questions you should have answers to as you’re developing your new hire orientation – and perhaps updating employee handbooks to reflect the information provided in new hire orientation sessions. We want to encourage you to develop your own new hire checklist and documentation specific to your non profit organization or social impact business. It is important that you have thought through the topics below so that you have a consistent new hire orientation process. Consistency and Continue reading →

Interview Questions: good, bad, and ugly

The art of writing interview questions is not on their face, complicated, but you would be surprised how often non-profit organizations (and social impact businesses alike) leave themselves open to litigation and to quizzical looks of “did you really just ask me that” to “you do realize you can’t ask something that, right?” when it comes to questions hiring committees are asking of job applicants in the interview setting. So, let’s start with the ugly; or the please, for all that you care about your Continue reading →

Job Applicant Interviewing Checklist: Non Profit Organizations

Although any staffing discussion is an important one, hiring a staff member for a non profit organization is particularly challenging. Planning an interview strategy in advance is key to ensuring that you move beyond questions and answers an applicant may have prepared specifically for. The following checklist will help: Be sure each member of the interview panel has a copy of the Job Description in advance, along with a copy of the Job Advertisement. Each member of the panel should also have time to review Continue reading →