Acknowledgments. Preface. Chapter 1: History and Legislative Background of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Analysis of the Legislative and Regulatory Content of SOX.
Factors that Drove the Swift Passage of SOX.
Implications of SOX for Nonprofits.
Worksheet: SOX and Relevance to Nonprofit Operations.Chapter 2: SOX Requirements, Best Practices, and State Legislation.
What Are Nonprofits Required to Do Under SOX?
SOX Best Practices.
Benefits of Implementing Best Practices-Adding Value to the Nonprofit.
Nonprofits: Current Legislative Environment.
Example of State Legislation-California's "Nonprofit Integrity Act" (SB 1262).
Conclusion.Chapter 3: Anatomy of a Dysfunctional Nonprofit: Diagnosing of Organizational Dysfunction.
Conclusion.Chapter 4: Root Cause Analysis Part I: Three Nonprofit Crises.
American Red Cross National Headquarters and Post-September 11th Fundraising and Blood Collection.
United Way of the National Capital Area.
James Beard Foundation.
Factors, Common and Unique, and Lessons Learned.
Conclusion.Chapter 5: Root Cause Analysis-Part II.
Summary of Finding from Root Cause Analysis-Part I.
Document Preservation Policy.
SOX Best Practices.
Conclusion.Chapter 6: SOX Best Practices and Governance.
Role of the Board in Today's Nonprofit.
Conclusion.Chapter 7: SOX Best Practices and the Nonprofit Executive Team.
Conclusion.Chapter 8: Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices and Information Technology.
Benefits of Implementing Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices.
Conclusion.Chapter 9: Human Resource Management-Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements and Best Practices.
Why Individuals Are Reluctant to "Blow the Whistle" on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse.
Creating a Confidential Reporting System.
Travel Claims and Reimbursement Policies.
Employees or Independent Contractors? Why the IRS Wants to Know.
Protecting the Privacy of Staff and Volunteers.
Conclusion.Chapter 10: Sox Best Practices and Fundraising.
The Changing Legislative Environment's Impact on Fundraising Practices.
Example of State Law Relative to Fundraising: Provisions of California's SB 1262 Nonprofit Integrity Act to Fundraising Activities.
The Role of the Board and Executive Team in Providing Oversight and Guidance to a Nonprofit's Fundraising.
Best Practices and Industry Standards for Fundraising and Development.
Internal Controls and Ethical Considerations for Fundraising.
Conclusion.Chapter 11: SOX Best Practices and Internal Controls.
Need for an Internal Control System.
Advantages of Adopting SOX Best Practices Regarding Internal Controls.
What Is an Effective Internal Control System?
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations.
Importance of Internal Financial Controls.
Worksheet 1: Conducting an Internal Control System Review.
Worksheet 2: Questions for the Senior Management and the Board of Directors.Chapter 12: The Financially Literate Board.
Need for a Financially Literate Board of Directors.
Determining Board Competence in Financial Matters.
Adult Learners and Learning Styles.
Content that Should Be Covered.
Worksheet: Developing a Financial Literacy Training Plan.Chapter 13: SOX Best Practices and Legal Compliance.
Need for Board Oversight.
Three Duties of the Board of Directors.
The Importance of an Audit.
Working with the IRS.
Working with Attorneys.
Worksheet: Legal Compliance Review.Chapter 14: Sox Best Practices and Political Competence.
Developing Political Competence.
Role of Nonprofits.
Two Components in Political Competence.
Alignment with Others.
Arguments against Exercising Political Competence.
Helpful Websites for the Nonprofit Developing Its Political Competence.
Worksheet: Pressures for Nonprofit Reform.Appendix. Bibliography. About the Authors. Index.
PEGGY M. JACKSON, DPA, CPCU, is a consultant and nationally
recognized lecturer in risk management, business continuity
planning and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for nonprofits. Dr. Jackson
has coauthored five books on risk management in nonprofit
organizations. She is a partner with Fogarty, Jackson & Associates
and a Principal with Adjunct LLC in San Francisco, CA. She and Toni
Fogarty coauthored Wiley's Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits
(April 2005). TONI E. FOGARTY, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor
in the Department of Public Affairs and Administration at
California State University, East Bay. She serves as the graduate
coordinator for the Master of Science in Health Care Administration
Program, and teaches courses in health care management,
organizational change and development, health care finance and
budgeting, research methods, and the legal and ethical aspects of
health care. She is a founding partner and CFO of Fogarty, Jackson
& Associates and is a nationally recognized lecturer in business
continuity planning, distance learning, and Sarbanes-Oxley
compliance for nonprofits.
Jackson and Fogarty coauthored Managing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations and Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits (both published by Wiley).