Just a short post to point you to two great resources on accountability, a related issue to yesterday's post.
These are two papers from NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office. They are in .PDF form, so you may need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Both have great information for all nonprofit boards and staff, not just those in New York State.
Responsibilities of Directors and Officers of Not-for-Profit Corporations
Internal Controls and Financial Accountability for Not-for-Profit Boards
Remember, accountability and transparency are increasingly important in today's cynical environment. Get things in order before people start to ask questions, and you will be able to keep your focus on your mission, rather than cleaning up messes.