November 11, 2020

Public Charities Need to Address Compliance Risks

Greg McRay, the founder and CEO of Foundation Group – an organization with the stated mission of helping nonprofits thrive – writes that, “One of the […]
September 11, 2020

When Sports Gets It Right

By Adam Turteltaub This past weekend saw two incidents in professional sports in which the officials were forced to make a tough call and had the […]
August 31, 2020

Foundation Runs Afoul of Regulators

More than a year ago, federal investigators alleged that California-based Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), a public charity, used payments from wealthy donors to hide immense sums […]
August 10, 2020

MLB Requires Teams to Appoint Compliance Officers

Following the recent COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins baseball team, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that MLB would be requiring each team […]
July 29, 2020

USOPC Announces Hiring of a New Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and New Audit Standards for its National Governing Bodies

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief […]
June 8, 2020

Safety First for Officials as Sports Reopen

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process […]
May 6, 2020

Compliance Challenges for Sports in the Coronavirus Era

No country in the world has the array of sports available to the public as does the United States. Whether one is an actual participant or […]
December 17, 2019

NHL Taking Steps to Combat Abusive Behavior

By David D. Dodge david@sprtsoc.com Following a recent meeting of the National Hockey League (NHL) Board of Governors, League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced new steps are […]
January 7, 2019

TRACE Bribery

TRACE International released its 2018 ranking of bribery risk in countries around the world. The list, which covers 200 countries, analyzes the possibility of companies being […]
January 7, 2019

Vision or Pain

History tells us that organizational change usually comes about as a result of vision or pain, or sometimes both.  Not long ago I asked a friend, […]
December 10, 2018

What is a Culture of Integrity & How Do We Get There?

15 Questions with Roy Snell, Retiring CEO of the Society of Corporate Ethics & Compliance and How to Implement a Culture of Compliance in Your Own […]
November 30, 2018

Measuring Effectiveness with Compliance Benchmark Surveys

Compliance culture surveys provide an inexpensive method to gain effectiveness metrics Knowledgeable Compliance Officers are aware that simply layering in compliance documents that address the seven […]