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A Donor’s Social Return on Investment

Ethics Matters January 2019 During the start of a new year, you may take time to look closely at your personal return on investments, like the value of your home or your retirement plan. Do you ever wonder about your return on donations? As a NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) donor, not only […]


Ethics Matters January 2019 Leaders are recognized for various things. Many receive acknowledgement for their work, awards for their success, and rewards for their achievements. A friend of mine is an example of a leader who has received accolades for all of the above, and more. However, in a recent conversation, he shared with me […]

The CPT Welcomes Donald H. Burkett as Chairman

Ethics Matters January 2019 The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) is proud to announce Donald H. Burkett, CPA, as the new CPT Board chairman. Burkett is the former president and current vice president of Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, CPAs, PC, of Columbia, SC. He served as NASBA Board chairman, from 2015-2016, and experienced […]

How to Ensure Your Employees Feel Heard

We have all heard about the suggestion boxes, located at offices across the country. They are typically positioned in a corner and encourage employees to leave a note with their feedback on any given topic related to their workplace. Recently, I have read a few articles that claim the suggestion box is outdated and inefficient. […]

Cynthia Cooper Shares Her Amazing Story at NASBA Annual Meeting

Ethics Matters December 2018 The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) hosted a free CPE workshop for NASBA Annual Meeting attendees in Scottsdale, AZ. Cynthia Cooper, CEO of The CopperGroup LLC and whistleblower in the WorldCom scandal, led a two-hour workshop titled Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century. Cooper gave insight to the fall […]

NASBA CPT Board Chairman Honored with Award (December)

Ethics Matters December 2018 NASBA CPT Board Chairman and former NASBA CEO, David Costello, was honored with the CPT Chairman’s Award at the 111th NASBA Annual Meeting. Costello founded the NASBA CPT in 2005. He is the current chairman and will serve as a Life Time member of the NASBA CPT Board of Directors. The […]

Student News (December)

Ethics Matters December 2018 Minnesota State University- Mankato Finds Passion in Ethical Leadership In November, CPT President, Alfonzo Alexander, joined the StudentCPT chapter at Minnesota State University- Mankato. He discussed how easy it is to get swept up into ethical dilemmas and the importance of ethical leadership in the workplace. Ohio University StudentCPT Members Learn […]

LEAD WITH INTEGRITY: Can You Make a Tough Call? (December)

Ethics Matters December 2018 As ethical leaders, we are often called on to make a tough call. While difficult decisions are not easy for anyone, some leaders seem to consistently make better tough decisions than others. If you are like me, you have made some good ones and some bad ones. Recently, I looked back […]

CPT Honored with Award at 2018 Salute to Excellence Ceremony (December)

Ethics Matters December 2018 On October 9, 2018, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) was honored with the Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award at the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Salute to Excellence awards celebration. This award recognizes the innovative creation of the professional and student online certifications. The CPT was also a finalist […]

Good News: Companies Assist Victims of California Wildfires (December)

Ethics Matters December 2018 The 2018 California wildfires tore through the state at rapid speed, destroying over 100k acres of land, killing dozens of citizens and displacing thousands of residences. During such catastrophes, it is important for leaders to tend to their communities in whichever capacity they can to help. Following the destruction, many companies […]