Leadership Part 2: Staff, Volunteers & Legal Compliance & Ethics | Guiding Principles Series 3 of 6

11/02/2022 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET



Leadership Part 2 (Staff & Volunteers) and Legal Compliance & Ethics | Virtual Standards for Excellence Implementation Workshop Series (3 of 6)
Wednesday, November 2 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST | Interactive Web Meeting

Moderated by: Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director, PANO

Presented by: Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants Rosalind Spigel, MSOD, ACC and Thomas A. Tupitza, Esq.


Do you want to move your organization to the next level of effectiveness? Would you like to incorporate the latest practices to strengthen your leadership and management and could use some support? Would you like to have the potential of raising more money because donors and funders are confident about the quality of your programs and you have evidence to prove it? Are you feeling like there is something more you could do to promote excellence in your organization?


If your answer to any of these questions is YES, the Virtual Standards for Excellence® Implementation Workshop Series is for you! This session, the third of six, covers the third Guiding Principle of the Standards for Excellence: Leadership Part 2 (Staff & Volunteers) and Legal Compliance & Ethics. We’ll look at things like organizational and management structure, compensation procedures, personnel policies, volunteer policies, legal requirements for creating inclusive workplaces, and more. We’ll provides lots of tools and resources for putting the information shared into practice, including:

  • Sample New Employee Orientation Checklist
  • Sample Document Retention Policy
  • Sample Remote Work Policy
  • Sample Employee Handbook
  • Model Volunteer Program Policies and Procedures
  • Legal Checklist of Compliance with Selected Legal, Regulatory, and Financial Reporting Requirements for Nonprofits
  • Sample Code of Ethics


Each session will be interactive, offering opportunities to learn from the wisdom in the room through peer-to-peer sharing. We’ll have large group discussions where you’ll discover useful tips and strategies for applying the Standards in your organization as well as small group discussions using breakout rooms, where you can really dig in to how others’ practices can help you improve your operations (and where you can share promising practices of your own!).


Six Session Series Agenda:

All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, except session 3, Leadership Part II and Legal Compliance & Ethics, which will run from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST.


October 2, 2022: Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation (presented by Deb Drury)

  • Mission and Impact
  • Planning Strategically
  • Organizational Evaluation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Strategic Partnerships


October 12, 2022: Leadership Part 1: Board (presented by Karen Kispert)

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Succession Planning
  • Board Member Independence


November 2, 2022: Leadership Part 2 (Staff & Volunteers) and Legal Compliance & Ethics (presented by Rosalind Spigel, MSOD, ACC, and Thomas A. Tupitza, Esq.)

  • Executive Functions and Supporting the Board
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Maintaining Legal Compliance
  • Required Public Disclosures
  • Whistleblower and Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethics


November 16, 2022: Resource Development (presented by Stephanie Cory, CFRE, CAP)

  • Resource Plan
  • Sources of Income
  • Fundraising Activities
  • Donor Relationships and Privacy
  • Acceptance of Gifts
  • Fundraising on Behalf of the Organization


November 30, 2022: Finance and Operations (presented by Cindy Bergvall)

  • Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring
  • Internal controls and Financial Policies
  • Personnel Policies
  • Administrative Policies
  • Risk Management and Insurance


December 14, 2022: Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy (presented by Linda Rentschler )

  • Educating and Engaging the Public
  • Advancing the Mission through Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Engaging in Lobbying and Political Activity
  • *Last 30 minutes optional for those who wish to learn about the accreditation and recognition program.


Single Login Cost:

Leadership Part 2/Legal Compliance Web Meeting – $45 for PANO Members | $100 for Not-Yet Members

Full Series (20% Discount) – $216 for PANO Members | $480 for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login; multiple accesses to the Zoom webinar are not permitted. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).

Group Screening Cost:
Leadership Part 2/Legal Compliance Web Meeting – $150 for PANO Members | $333 for Not-Yet Members

Full Series (20% Discount) – $720 for PANO Members | $1,598 for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
If you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group ticket. You can then enter the names and email addresses of up to 9 other individuals to add to your group ticket.


This option makes the most sense when you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option. For more than 10 attendees, please email Christina at christina@pano.org to discuss options.

Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:
Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.

Can’t attend? All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!

What People Have Said About this Series:

“It was a great series & I learned a lot! My Board actually adopted a Public Policy/Electioneering policy last week & decided to file the IRS election form. Definitely having immediate positive outcomes ?.”


“This workshop should be mandatory for all Governing Board members in a non-profit. I believe all the information presented to us was important and needs to be communicated to all board members.”


“I would highly recommend the accreditation process to any organization in the nonprofit sector looking to maximize their potential. The process is very straightforward, and the staff at PANO are a pleasure to work with!” – Nicolle Schnovel, Co-Executive Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services


“The Standards for Excellence seminars have certainly helped us all to improve multiple aspects of our organizations. I didn't have any idea how much I would learn from the process. I think the nonprofit sector in our area has moved up a notch because of the program! With the resources provided, I can focus on the actual programming and service delivery to our constituents. Thank you for such a great learning experience!” Mark Moyer, Executive Director, Setebaid Services

About the Facilitators:

Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director, PANO (Series Moderator)

Tish earned an MBA with concentration in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. This follows an MA in Theology from St. Bonaventure University and a BA in Mathematics with a minor in education from Gwynedd Mercy College.


Tish brings tremendous amount of experience in the fields of education, nonprofit administration, and business. Her education experience spans secondary through graduate level with previous experience as an adjunct faculty at Eastern University’s MS in Nonprofit Management program. Tish brings professional administration experience in creating and leading integrated strategies to align organizational objectives with key constituencies (investors, students, staff, and communities). Areas of expertise include program development, fundraising, fiscal and legal accountability, policy development, board management, and strengthening ethical cultures in organizations.


Currently, Tish serves on the board of PathStone Corporation. Learn more about Tish here.


Rosalind Spigel, Principal, Spigel Consulting, MSOD, ACC (Session Co-Presenter)

Rosalind Spigel believes in the difference nonprofits can make. Her vision is to make the world a better place by increasing the effectiveness of mission-driven organizations, and to help nonprofits – and the people in them – grow and prosper.

Rosalind brings creativity, innovation, and insight to nonprofit systems to support engagement and alignment of leadership, staff, and volunteers to achieve shared goals in service to the organization’s vision. In consultation with her clients, Rosalind designs and facilitates strategic planning through implementation, board development, leadership coaching, capacity building interventions, and workshops tailored to nonprofit experiences.

Rosalind received DEI training through the National Coalition Building Institute and Race Forward, and has published a series of articles on implicit gender bias. Other articles include The Sacredness of Change and Developing Leadership: Using Triggers as a Wake-Up Call. She is the recipient of the Hal Kellner Award for contributions to issues of diversity and social justice.

A former Executive Director, Rosalind brings over 30 years of experience in working for and with nonprofits.

Thomas A. Tupitza, Esq, President, Knox Law (Session Co-Presenter)

Tom has advised clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on governance, finance, and real estate matters for over 35 years. A past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, he is active as bond counsel in tax-exempt financing transactions for nonprofits, school districts, and municipalities. He has served as President of Knox Law—a 40-member firm based in Erie, with offices in Pittsburgh, North East, and Jamestown, New York—since 2007. He is currently included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Public Finance Law, Health Care Law, Real Estate Law, and Land Use & Zoning Law.

Tom is a graduate of Westminster College and Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, having served on its Consultative Groups for the Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations, and Principles of the Law, Compliance, Risk Management, and Enforcement. He is a member of the Charitable Organizations Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is active in several other professional organizations. In addition to his extensive professional service to nonprofits, Tom has volunteered on several nonprofit boards. Learn more about Tom here.


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