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Religious Freedom: We’re All Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

protest speechI took my first foray into the legislative process this January, testifying at a committee hearing of the Colorado House in support of a bill that would have prohibited universities from denying benefits to any religious student group based on “the religious student group’s requirement that its leaders adhere to the group’s sincerely held religious beliefs or standards of conduct.” That’s it. The bill didn’t apply to visitors to the groups, or even regular members.

Part 5: Background Checking

background checkingWhat part should social media play in hiring someone? Done cautiously, social media screening can be helpful. For the check of public presence, you must balance two risks. 

Speak Up: Issue Advocacy in Increasingly Politicized Times

Wagenmaker OberlyHow should responsible nonprofits be organized under the Internal Revenue Code  if they wish to educate, inform, and advocate on politically sensitive issues within the public arena? This article is intended to help nonprofit leaders to answer these questions, so that they can be encouraged to speak up on important issues in the public arena without being chilled in their free speech activities or jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.

Part 4: Who is at the table

Social Networking PoliciesMemberCare is a dynamic, changing, connection between the organization and their people. Resource people in this domain delight in talking, surfacing needs, and meeting them, or arranging for them to be met. 

Part 3: Getting Started With Your Social Media Policies

social mediaWe’re defining “social media” fairly broadly. By “social media,” we include the best-known sites, like Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter, and any blogs the organization may have. But when organizations post photos and updates on their websites, with opportunity to comment, that can be social media too. The four areas... 

Part 2: Your Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

Social MediaMission organizations are heavy users of various forms of social media. With personnel, offices, and supporters in multiple time zones, social media makes sense. It has advantages and dangers. The law on social media is developing fast. 

Part 1: Good-bye GINA, Hello Social Networking

social networkingHi, Brent. Social networking is the new way we participate in community, so many of the things we once shared at the village well or at prayer meetings are now shared online. That can be good and it can cause problems, just like old-time gossip. And social media definitely causes its share of employment problems.

Part 7: Prayer Requests and GINA, ADA, & HIPAA

HIPAABrent, I agree your problem with GINA is now way bigger. In fact, you have defined a problem that pulls in HIPAA (because of confidential medical information) and the ADA (to the extent the person has a disability) as well! 

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