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Nonprofit Trends: The Rise of the B Corps Movement

As more and more companies make community engagement a priority and add corporate responsibility pages to their websites, and as "benefit corporations" continue to rise, the definition of the social sector is becoming increasingly broad. In the past, businesses were reactive, performing social sector engagement for reputation management. Now, there is demand among consumers, and preference among talent, for socially-engaged brands. As we illustrated in a previous piece, younger generations' are attracted to employers who emphasize community engagement and social impact, regardless of whether that means working for a nonprofit, a for-profit, or something in-between.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: Rachel Bender-Meyer, Titan Group

Tell us about you. My name is Rachel Bender-Meyer and I am the Director of Search for Titan Group, a human resources consulting firm based in Richmond. For the past 19 years, I have been consulting with organizations in a variety of industries including retail, human resources, finance, banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical, advertising, marketing and interactive to assist them with finding the talent they need to fill their mid- to senior-level roles. In an effort to follow my desire to expand upon my knowledge and capabilities, I took a reprieve from the recruitment industry and had the pleasure of working for Comfort Zone Camp, a nonprofit organization for bereaved children, as their Director of Regional Philanthropy. I have found this experience to be invaluable to the nonprofit client base with whom Titan works.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: Tom Morley, Snowflake LLC

Tell us about yourself. My name is Tom Morley. I’m Founder and President of Snowflake LLC, a consultancy dedicated to helping local non-profits create actionable strategies, market effectively, improve organizations and operations, and position people for success. I spent most of my career as a leader in “Big 4” consultancies BearingPoint, Inc.’s and Deloitte Consulting, LLP’s Organization Strategies service areas prior to launching Snowflake LLC. We’re members of the American Society for Association Executives, the American Sociological Association, the Loudoun and Top of Virginia Chambers of Commerce, and the Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia, and a regular contributor to 4good.org. We also regularly publish useful insights, which we announce on Twitter: @snowflakellc.

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From an Expert: Nonprofit Accounting – Services Received from Personnel of an Affiliate

It is common for affiliated nonprofit organizations to share personnel services. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) believes nonprofit organizations that benefit from unreimbursed personnel services are utilizing differing approaches to account for these services. Therefore, the FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2013-06 to provide guidance about recognizing and measuring personnel services received…

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ConnectVA Business User Spotlight: Wes McQuillen, The Hippodrome Theater

Get to know this week's ConnectVA Business User Spotlight: Wes McQuillen, Operations and Marketing Manager at the Hippodrome Theater! Tell us about yourself. I'm Wes McQuillen, and I'm the Operations and Marketing Manager at the Hippodrome Theater. Before I started here earlier this year, I came from the nonprofit sector - with former positions at the…

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Business User Spotlight: Margaret Corwin, Corwin Company LLC

Get to know Margaret Corwin with Corwin Company LLC this week's Business User Spotlight! Tell us a little about yourself. Although I?ve held positions in several different industries, my work has always included helping people understand benefits. Now I am making health insurance benefits my sole focus. During the 13 years I spent as a self-employed consultant, I had…

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From an Expert: Small Money Tips with Big Impact on Your Bottom Line

Every business needs to put its dollars to their best use in order to continue to grow. And when your business is a nonprofit, channeling those dollars into mission based work, they are that much more valuable. While following a strategic plan that involves fundraising and establishing grant funding may support your long term growth,…

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Business User Spotlight: David Reardon, Mitchell Wiggins & Company

Get to know David Reardon, Partner with Mitchell Wiggins & Company, certified public accountants based in Richmond and Petersburg, and this week's business user spotlight! "Transparency, communication of outcomes, and sound internal controls are critical factors for nonprofit success." Tell us a little about yourself and your work. I currently serve as chairman of our…

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