Nonprofits Take Note: US Supreme Court Upholds Free Speech Rights for Organizations Receiving Federal Funding

Yesterday, the Supreme Court, in Agency for Int'l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int'l, held unconstitutional a federal program that granted funds to participant organizations conditioned on expressly declaring their opposition to prostitution. The decision will likely have free speech and policy implications on nonprofits that receive federal funding as part of their programming budgets. 

Prepared for Broken Peace, Part 2: Protecting Worshipping Groups from the Effects of Disputes

...Continued from Part 1

3.         Accountability – For Everyone

            In a well-planned organization, everyone in leadership is held accountable to a standard of conduct that is appropriate for the position held.  There should be no exceptions to this rule.  In some religious traditions, those standards are clearly set forth. In other settings, the standards may be undefined or vague.  Boards should give careful thought to expectations for leaders.  Consider the following questions: