GHC Nonprofit Advocacy

GHC Nonprofit Advocacy

By Velma Anne Ruth, M.Ed.
One of the largest challenges for nonprofits in achieving and growing their charitable missions is maintaining and advancing administration, financing, and related executive functions required to achieve operational objectives. This is true especially for smaller organizations, volunteer-dependent charities, and start-up programs, both domestically and overseas. In a highly competitive sector, GHC offers nonprofits at all levels with administrative tools for structuring and advancing growth, outcomes and impact.

This podcast provides an overview of how GHC supports nonprofit initiatives.
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Community Intelligence: Who's Side Are You On?
It never fails. Whenever I work with NGOs and related diaspora simply seeking to provide humanitarian assistance and advocacy to their communities in their home countries, they always ask if I am tied to some intelligence agency. The answer is unequivocally, no. However, it is consistently perplexing when I am repeatedly told that the information I am able to derive from given communities and open source, is somehow beyond that which certain officials and institutions maintain. How is that? In this data driven era, it is imperative upon us to take the time to think for ourselves, to review and consider independently, and to move through civil discourse. There are groups around the world believing in the United States as the beacon of Freedom and Liberty, calling for our ear and support, even moral support such that our elected officials may heed. Yet, it is the silenced majorities who are against corruption, against terrorism, who are never heard, and never reached. At what point do our elected officials and respected institutions take heed to the Populous, in Public Service? The proud, the few, but by God, we need more.
21:11
June 26, 2020
Threatening Civil War? How Did We Get Here?
Antifa and Muslim Brotherhood were both founded in 1928 and established in the late 1930s between Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. Since the early 1990s terror cells on U.S. Soil have been growing and festering. The Chinese apparently exploited our vulnerability to bioterrorism. Around the world, Iran/China/Russia/North Korea, et al partner in reeking havoc, seizing natural resources as commodities, and leaving people for dead. There is a vast and longstanding network of relationships going on almost 100 years that isn't new, but has been long awaiting to hit the United States harder than 9/11. Here we are. So how do we defend ourselves and push back, since taking the threat to their homeland apparently didn't work as well as intended... This podcast is dedicated to Law Enforcement.
31:19
June 24, 2020
Nefarious Actors - Who is ANTIFA
Antifa launched publicly in the United States in the late 1980s under a different name. They were a driving force behind the "Occupy" protests and subsequent activities across the United States. Black Lives Matter was established through the "Occupy" protests, but focused solely on activities in direct response to police involved deaths of Black community members. To date, Antifa and Black Lives Matter share multiple relationships domestically and around the world, including fundraising platforms that are shared with the Democrat Party.  This podcast is dedicated to Law Enforcement.
32:53
June 8, 2020
GHC Models - Nonprofit Analytics for Transparency and Accountability
Global H Codes (GHC) Models Global H Codes (GHC) is a classification system supporting high level administrative oversight and related executive practices in finance, operations, policy, and technology.  The core structure provides a bridge in data management and reporting between each area, maximizing public and charitable initiatives to the administrative capacity as equivalent to the business sector.   To date, GHC has been most often utilized for financial analysis, grant writing, annual reports, strategic planning, market research, marketing, partnership development, technology development, compliance audits, and due diligence projects.  In the field, results from GHC applications have been most valued by bankers, accountants, philanthropists and fundraisers, market research firms, law firms, nonprofit and philanthropic consultants, and information technology developers.   The core GHC hierarchy upon establishment is maintained today, including the following sample categories:  PRO: Industry, Professional Field REG: Location, Regional Jurisdiction  SIT: Entity Type POP: Population Group  X: Specialization, Issue or Subgroup  L: Leadership, Professional Level ACT: Professional Activities, Operational Functions   HCO: Data, Case Information or Research  Additional  GHC classifications are typically integrated into multiple cross-referencing matrices, capturing the complexity and often frequently changing nonprofit environment in response to beneficiary demand. Resulting analytics are typically applied to finance and operations administration. GHC in Communications The primary objective of any GHC analysis or report is to maintain transparency and accountability in communications regarding any given nonprofit organization, or group of organizations.  Whether for public or internal purposes, GHC applications are intended to serve nonprofit stakeholders, in a manner to maximize the individual entity or wider sector impact in service to given target beneficiary groups.  There is strong overlap between sectors surrounding and intersecting with charities, namely: the General Public, the given Charity and any related nonprofit groups, the beneficiary or Consumer, Sponsors, Government officials and related leadership such as association-based accreditors.   Because of competition within the sector for funding and attention, because of the role of U.S. taxpayers in the tax-exemption of U.S. nonprofit entities, and the subsequent larger interests and objectives in the government and corporate sectors for nonprofit performance in given areas, data resulting from GHC analysis and reporting is at high-risk for politicization, exploitation, and weaponization. There are a series of laws and ethics restricting nonprofits from engaging in political discourse, political campaigns, and obligating charities to maintain nonpartisan (or bipartisan) practices in order to maintain focus on the charitable mission and beneficiaries.  In effect, as a fixed standard, any GHC related communications are geared towards the objective, nonpartisan assessment and reporting on actual, fact based, evidentiary bases, specifically to maintain the integrity of nonprofit transparency and accountability obligations to stakeholders. 
27:25
April 30, 2020
Introduction to Global H Codes (GHC)
Introduction to Global H Codes (GHC) Global H Codes (GHC) Vision: One of the largest challenges for nonprofits in achieving and growing their charitable missions is maintaining and advancing administration, financing, and related executive functions required to achieve operational objectives. This is true especially for smaller organizations, volunteer-dependent charities, and start-up programs, both domestically and overseas. In a highly competitive sector, GHC offers nonprofits at all levels with administrative tools for structuring and advancing growth, outcomes and impact. Mission: Provide fundamental analytical tools, a classification system, coding language, and interdisciplinary translation apparatus that supports technical advancements in administration, operations, finance, compliance, and information technology across nonprofit fields, economic levels, foreign and domestic bases. Objective: As a data modeling, data analytics, and strategic planning tool, GHC functions as an intermediary between comparable standardized classification systems, and as a development agent for lower-economic projects that may lack implementation of advanced classification, to support best practices, program development, innovation, and audits. Applications: The GHC classification system is applicable to the following executive functions, as exemplified by a series of GHC projects since founding in 1999: Country Profiles, and Current Conditions Determining Project Need Prospectus for Economic Development Market Research & Strategic Recommendations by Individual Organization, Industry or Region Background Reviews Professional Networking: Leadership Development, Client Development, Partnership Development Feasibility Studies Strategic Planning Determination of preparedness for fundraising Development of preparedness for fundraising Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Project Proposals Fundraising Packages Prospect Research Community Outreach and Marketing Public Relations: Media and Government Relations Data Management, Cloud and Data Processing Outcomes and Community Impact Financial Analysis and Reporting Economic Classification, Accounting and Financial Technology Development Fulfilling Compliance Requirements Compliance Reviews and Audits Risk Assessments
08:31
April 30, 2020
GHC Advocacy for Nonprofits - 20+ Years in the Making
PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Velma Anne Ruth, M.Ed. President & Founder ABS Community Research In founding research for ABS and DLS (1999 - 2001), I was requested by multiple advisors to address the policy and financial hurdles that present challenges against practitioners in community justice fields from doing their jobs in a manner of resourcefulness and resulting effectiveness in crime prevention and reducing recidivism. In direct response to that request, I drafted a coding hierarchy for "offender management" which is consistent with "client management” in the human professions. This framework is applicable to administrative and compliance analytics across relevant subsectors of Health & Human Services, Education, Labor, and Criminal Justice. These categories were deliberately aligned to U.S. federal hierarchies and respective federal agencies. In order to establish an effective interdisciplinary classification system to complete the analysis, in a manner conducive to any potential advancement of professional standards, the multi-disciplinary nonprofit and public sector apparatus required compatibility across all nonprofit sectors. To meet this requirement, the "offender management" and "client management" analytic system evolved into "Global H Codes (GHC)." In order to determine the swath of the nonprofit sector, between 2007-2009 I conducted an initial assessment of the U.S. nonprofit sector, with advisory support of senior level CFOs of a major investment bank. I also began an analysis of the current standard nonprofit sector economic classification codes (NTEE, NCS, NAICS) against GHC. Upon discovering that the U.S. nonprofit sector at the time was over $4 trillion in assets, and global nonprofit sector estimated at $15 trillion in assets, the size was frankly bewildering to any and all finance advisors, who had each guessed that the U.S. nonprofit sector must not be more than $200 billion in assets. I was then referred to the philanthropic investment banking offices, which sought to establish advanced internal market research and special banking products for the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. The results fueled initial dialog with agencies including UN National Accounts, U.S. Congress, professional associations, respective leading economics related institutes, and additional investment banks. Discussion generated consensus that the nonprofit sector classifications appeared to lack a strict economic hierarchy (i.e., industry, specialization, etc), but were rather muddled mixing populations, individual entities, and regions. This lack of structure, when applied also to the international nonprofit landscape, created certain wide gaps and “gray areas” in financial analysis and reporting, and was coined a “Black Hole” of nonprofit finance. Discussion further lead to consensus on the need for public conferences on nonprofit finance and risk assessment, whereas individual seminars would be dedicated to the specifics of each nonprofit field, addressing both accounting, operations, outcomes reporting, technology, policy, and related advancements. This publication provides a summary of original methodologies that have been applied in a broad array of fields and economic levels, over a period of ten (10+) years with an equal range of grassroots, government and diplomatic cohorts, in alignment to the International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements for standards advancement in finance and classifications. Follow-up white papers exhibit applications of GHC in “real world” scenarios both domestically and overseas, on industry-specific bases, towards consensus development and ISO proposals. The objective of this literature is to support establishment of a formal Nonprofit Economic Council (NEC) to support advancements in nonprofit sector classifications and its implications for nonprofit and philanthropic administration.
07:22
April 30, 2020
About the Podcaster, Velma Anne Ruth
Velma Anne Ruth, M.Ed. President & Founder, ABS Community Research (est. 2001) Velma Anne Ruth, M.Ed. is President & Founder of ABS Community Research, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2001 supporting research, development, and administration for advancements and partnerships in health and human services, education, labor, and criminal justice. Volunteer initiatives and charitable consulting have provided support to NGOs, humanitarian programs, professional associations, village associations, faith-based groups, public partnerships, coalition development, and independent media. ABS has supported a range of beneficiaries including U.S. Veteran organizations, African American religious and historical organizations, health and agricultural initiatives in multiple Latin American, Caribbean, African, and Asian nations, human rights and security in the Middle East, plus United Nations affiliated projects such as UNICEF USA, Universal Peace Federation, and Women’s UN Report Network. In 2013, UN Economic & Social Council affiliate Universal Peace Federation appointed Velma an Ambassador for Peace, which is a certificate of advocacy-related diplomatic status to the United Nations awarded to selected government officials, diplomats, business leaders, philanthropists, and activists. Velma has worked closely with federal institutions and consultants, involving the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Congress, and other U.S. Federal agencies. Velma has also worked with compatriot Ministries of Foreign governments and respective Diplomats. Through ABS, Velma collaborated with UN organizations and related U.S. Federal and nonprofit institutions on “Global H Codes (GHC).” GHC is a classification system she founded for advancing administrative, accounting and information technology systems to support the $7+ trillion U.S. nonprofit sector, and $15+ trillion estimated global nonprofit sector, including partnerships, compliance, and other intersections of government and corporate sectors. Velma has a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and the Visual & Performing Arts, and a Masters of Education in Psychology with Criminal Justice focus. Velma received training in finance through internal platforms and specialized projects under private C-Suite advisory at a major global investment bank. Velma is currently based in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
03:26
April 30, 2020