About the Author.
Chapter 1. History and Legislative Background of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and State Nonprofit Accountability Legislation.
Chapter 2. Moving Nonprofit Governance into the Twenty-First Century.
Chapter 3. Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements and Best Practices to Move our Board to a Higher Level of Performance.
Chapter 4. SOX as a Cure for the "Leave Your Brains at the Door" Syndrome.
Chapter 5. Moving the Board Forward: Intervention Techniques.
Chapter 6. Start at the Beginning.
Chapter 7. Establishing a Platinum Standard for Governance.
Chapter 8. SOX and the really Small Nonprofit Board.
Appendix A. Letter from Senator Grassley to the Acting Chair of the American University Board of Trustees.
Appendix B. Whistleblower Protection Policy.
Appendix C. Risk Management Plan and Business Continuity Plan.
Appendix D. Technology Policy.
Appendix E. Review of Internal Controls Report and Recommendations.
Appendix F. Board of Directors-Governance Profile and Performance Expectations.
Appendix G. Conflict-of-Interest Policy.
Appendix H. Code of Ethics for Board and Senior Management.
Appendix I. Bibliography.
- AUTHOR PLATFORM: Peggy M. Jackson is a published author who routinely (10-15 times per year) speaks at seminars and conferences on risk management, business continuity planning, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for nonprofits and private companies.
- TIPS AND TECHNIQUES: Includes forms and checklists to accompany the discussion in the text. Because the author is an educator and consultant to the nonprofit world, the focus of the overall presentation is very user-friendly to nonprofit boards of all sizes.
- BEST PRACTICES: The author provides a summary of the most important aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley for nonprofit boards and offers recommendations for best practices.