”Whether or not a nonprofit collects sensitive data that can be used by criminals, such as Social Security numbers or credit card information, the nonprofit runs the risk that its oversight will cause a breach of trust with the organization’s supporters. It is much more difficult to regain the public’s trust than it is to regain funds” – Sheela Nimishakavi – Nonprofit Finance and Operations Professional
Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
About Sheela Nimishakavi:
Sheela Nimishakavi is a nonprofit finance and operations professional with a passion for creating socially just and inclusive communities. She has held senior management positions at several community based organizations addressing access to healthcare and services for persons with disabilities, currently serving as the Director of Operations of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia. After working in the nonprofit field for over a decade and seeing many organizations struggle with the administrative requirements of running a nonprofit, Sheela founded ThirdSuite, a consulting firm that offers nonprofit administrative services and trainings to help organizations increase their capacity and further their mission.
Sheela received an MA/MPH in Health Policy and Management from Boston University School of Public Health, and a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis. She currently serves on the boards of the Central Virginia Grant Professionals Association and Empowering People for Inclusive Communities.