Double Check That Sales Tax

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While most nonprofit organizations are also tax-exempt, that doesn’t mean all your current vendors have the necessary documentation to make sure you don’t inadvertently get charged sales tax. One big change in how all this works is the June 21, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair that now requires most remote sellers (think email marketing providers, web providers, etc.) to begin collecting sales tax in certain states. It’s quite …

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Examining The Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Orchestra

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Today’s article examines the Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Orchestra. The report was the result of an independent investigation into sexual misconduct charges against former Concertmaster William Preucil and former Principal Trombonist, Massimo La Rosa. This review focuses on several of the report’s key findings. Scope of Investigation The introduction material does an excellent job at providing transparency about the firm that conducted …

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When It Comes To Sexual Misconduct, Are We Treating Symptoms Or Trying To Cure The Disease?

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The 10/27/2018 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer published an article by Zachary Lewis that begins to examine some of the more profound questions following their decision to dismiss William Preucil and Massimo La Rosa for sexual misconduct. According to statements from the Cleveland Orchestra, the organization has adopted two measures from the investigation’s report: They established a telephone number “operated by an independent party to enable anyone associated with the …

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Before You Have Any Discussions About The Cleveland Orch Dismissals, You MUST Read The Investigators’ Report

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Based on reader feedback, it seems the Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Orchestra link in yesterday’s article was something easily missed. Nonetheless, it contains critical information to begin developing a comprehensive perspective on the topic. Regardless if you’re still forming your own thoughts, engaging in online discussions, or have face to face conversations you absolutely need to process everything from the report before …

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Cleveland Orchestra Dismisses Concertmaster And Principal Trombone Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation

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On 10/24/2018, the Cleveland Orchestra announced it terminated the employment of Concertmaster William Preucil and Principal Trombone Massimo La Rosa following the results of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. According to a press release from the orchestra, the investigation, conducted by the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, included interviews with “more than 70 individuals, including members of The Cleveland Orchestra staff, individuals who had worked with …

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