Welcome to Northeast Consulting and Interpreting, GP

A Management Consulting and Language Services Organization Working with Non-Profit and Healthcare Entities.

NCI consultants have received HIPAA Awareness Training and Business Associates Awareness Training from a certified training organization.

About


Northeast Consulting Interpreting LLC has been assisting profit and non-profit businesses alike to improve their image, operations, and compliance with related regulations.  We utilize a tailored approach to meeting  client needs.  We believe that organizations, like people, are unique and therefore deserve the opportunity to put their best image on display for the public to experience.   Quite often achieving ones mission requires having all the proper mechanisms in place and aligned with your organizational goals.  In todays business environment training is an intricate part of doing business.


Services


STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategic plans provide a catalyst for organizations to grow and become focused on the mission of the organization by identifying organizational needs and resources, then creating a plan (roadmap) that will focus organizational energies on short and long term goals. Strategic Plans help to improve organizational image, operations, governance, and performance of work. . NCI brings all stakeholders together to develop a plan that is practical and achievable.

NON-PROFIT BOARD GOVERNANCE

Our team will train your board members to understand the responsibilities of a board of directors and familiarize them with the use of Roberts Rules of Order. We use a powerpoint training to impart this knowledge. In addition, we will provide your Board members with Handouts that they will be able to use to refer back to the information presented.

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SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING

We assist clients with the proper creation of their entity, meeting all document requirements, attaining an accountant, writing articles of organization, attaining your EIN, and more. Our goal is to reach out to small businesses and organizations, and help in the establishment of operational best practices and organizational development. We work with minority owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Our services are offered in Spanish for LEP clients.

LANGUAGE SERVICES

We offer Business, Education, and Medical Industry language services, providing interpretation and translation for meetings, medical appointments, and other activities. Providing valuable patient provider interactions that protects LEP rights, while improving the quality of healthcare delivery. We specialize in Medical, Education, and Community interpreting. Our primary language group is Spanish. Also, our interpreters are trained in education interpreting and IEP Services. They are experienced in participating in IEP meetings and other services to disabled persons.

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CULTURAL COMPETENCE TRAINING

In a nation who's diversity is continually growing we must be prepared to adapt and accept other ethnic groups and cultures as part of our own. Historically America has been the melting pot of the world having all the ethnicities and cultures of the world represented in its population. this is what makes our nation strong, unique, and a world leader. NCI provides training in both public and private sectors on the issue of cultural competence , diversity, and inclusivity. NCI uses discussion and exercises for team building that help build trust and bring people together harmoniously to work toward a common goal. Today's workplace must benefit from our cultural differences rather than have these differences be a detriment.

HIPAA TRAINING CONSULTATION

Many non-profit and private sector organizations work closely with or withing the healthcare industry. These entities have legal obligations under HIPAA, HITECH, and OMNIBUS Rule. We provide comprehensive consult of HIPAA Training for employees, and business associates. We will provide you with inexpensive online training resources with certifications.

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SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING CONSULTATION

Many organizations must comply with OSHA Regulations and therefore must provide safety and health workplace training for their employees. We provide small to medium sized business with customized consultation on your Safety and Health Training needs Our consultation will take the guess work out of safety and health training and will direct you to valuable OSHA training, that will provide your employees with a certificate of participation at low cost.

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CORI, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

We help member organizations establish criminal background check accounts with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in order for them to be able to screen their volunteers and staff. Non-profit entities provide many services and interact with a wide range of ages of community members. It is only proper that these entities protect their volunteers, staff, and community they serve.

How to Use the SRA and HRS Tools

This training is to introduce how to use the tools mentioned to audit your organization on HIPAA and Network Security compliance. This course is for small organizations that have to comply with HIPAA and don't know where to start.

Apple Device Configuration and Troubleshooting

We can assist you with resetting or configuring your Apple IPad, iPod Touch, or IPhone. Many times this devices may need to be cleaned out or if the device is Locked Out re-establishing your previous configuration can be difficult. We can show you how to perform these tasks and get your device working again.

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Office Network Compliance Evaluation.

HIPAA Hi Tech requires that covered entities and their business associates comply with a long list of security requirements in order to protect ePHI from unauthorized access. If you operate a small practice we can help you determine if you are HIPAA complaint. In addition we can assist you with selecting the proper changes to become compliant. Need assistance with compliance we can help!

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Preparations for a Risk Assessment

We assist entities that must comply with NIST, SOC, HIPAA, and More in gathering the control documents for auditors.

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Telehealth and Online Solutions

In today's Covid environment many small businesses are using telehealth, video-conferencing and other online SaaS solutions in order to remain in contact with their customers, employees, and other organizational staff. NCI can assist you in selecting the right solution for your business and help you get setup and started. Allow us to assist you in selecting the right product for your organization.

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Contact


  • 9 Bartlet Street, Suite 196, Andover, MA 01810, USA
  • Small Business and Non-Profit Management Consulting Services Technical Support and Training

The Advantages of 501(c)3 Status


How Many Board Members Are Ideal To Start A 501(c)3?

Many organizations start with the minimum amount of board members. The ideal number to start if four.  The positions that must be filled are the ones of the executive committee. These positions are president, treasurer, Secretary, and at least one director or board member.  After this you can grow your board and add as many members as your by laws dictates or as your organization requires to carry out its mission.

What Are The Advantages Of Forming A 501(c)3?

Here is a list of many common 501c3 advantages.  There may be other advantages of 501c3 status that would apply to your specific organization type.
  • Make a nice living while doing good. Nonprofits can pay salaries. At the end of the day, feel good about the good you have done.
  • Tax-deductibility of donations to the organization—you can give tax-deductible receipts for all cash and non-cash donations.
  • Lower nonprofit postage rates for mailing over 250 identical pieces of mail.
  • Public service announcements on radio and TV (free but limited availability).
  • Limited liability for directors and officers for operations of the organization (some exceptions: e.g., gross negligence, unpaid taxes).
  • Perpetual existence. The corporation continues on after the death of the founder(s).
  • Government and private grants are available for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Miscellaneous—employee fringe benefits not generally available to the self-employed person or business owner, e.g., group life insurance, health insurance, payments of medical expenses and approved corporate pension and retirement plans. Some stores and businesses give a discount to nonprofit corporations and employees of nonprofits. Some publications give an advertising discount to nonprofit organizations.
  • Many stores and business (e.g., Walmart) give a discount to nonprofits and their employees if they can provide a copy of their 501c3 status letter from the IRS.
  • A nonprofit organization (even a church) needs 501(c)(3) status to obtain food from a government food bank.
  • Once your organization secures tax-exempt status, it is permanent. You don’t have to go back and renew it, ever.
  • A church must have 501(c)(3) status if it wishes to have a group exemption for its “daughters” or subordinate churches under it.
  • 501c3 nonprofits can obtain food from food rescue programs as well as food banks. Food rescue programs typically obtain perishable and prepared foods (such as from restaurants and grocery stores) and distribute it to agencies that feed hungry people, usually later that same day.
  • A nonprofit organization (even a church) needs 501(c)(3) status in order to benefit from the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act. This act of Congress releases restaurants and other food organizations from civil and criminal liability associated with the donation of food to nonprofits assisting individuals in need. The act protects donors in all 50 states from civil and criminal liability for good faith donations of “apparently wholesome food,” defined as meeting “all quality and labeling standards imposed by federal, state and local laws and regulations even though the food may not be readily marketable due to appearance, age, freshness, grade, size, surplus or other condition.”
  • For churches and congregations only: Pastors can receive certain tax benefits. If you want to issue a call to a pastor from a foreign country—to come here and preach or pastor—it is much more costly and much more time-consuming if your church or congregation doesn’t have its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. A church needs to be incorporated to hold property in the name of the church (the property should normally be held in the name of the church, not in the name of the pastor or other individual).
As you can see there are many 501c3 advantages.  When you are planning your non-profit future, consider the monetary and tax benefits and advantages of 501c3 status for your organization.

What Are The Required Documents Boards Must Have?

There are many forms or documents that a board of directors should have or could have. Much of this is dependent on your organizational goals.  However, the most essential documents are the Articles of Organization,  By Laws, 990 policy, anti discrimination policy, sexual harassment policy, and several more depending on your mission.      We will usually review the organizations mission and potential services or programs ad make a recommendation of which documents to create.   We then assist you in creating these documents. 

Must A Non-Profit Register With The States Attorney General ?

The short answer is yes. However, in some states this registration may be required only if your fundraising will rise above a particular threshold.   Therefore, research must be conducted in order to determine your particular states requirements.

How Are Non-Profit Board Meetings Conducted?

Non-Profit board meetings can be managed in many ways.  One can use consensus or some other method.  However , we have found that the recommended mechanism for managing a board meeting is through the use of Roberts Rules of Order.  It tends to be efficient and allows boards to accomplish their work goals while dedicating minimal time at a meeting.  The average board meeting last around 3 hours. This is of course not very productive.  Boards that use Roberts Rules of Order perform better, faster, and meetings are shorter in length.  The average board meeting using Roberts rules of order is 1.5 hours.

Approved LIst of Non-Profits Recognized by the IRS in Massachusetts


The IRS approves hundreds if not thousands of 501c3 applications each year.  In the interest of the donor community we are providing a link to the list of all Massachusetts non-profits.  If you consider your entity a 501c3 or other type of non-profit the name of your organization will appear on this list.  If you are not an incorporated non-profit entity you may be in violation of section 501c3 of the tax code.  This can result in litigation with the IRS.  For a complete list of Non-profits in Massachusetts please visit the link below select your geographic region and your list will open in excel format.


https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/exempt-organizations-business-master-file-extract-eo-bmf 

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WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY
 
The Internet is an amazing tool. It has the power to change the way we live, and we're starting to see that potential today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It's important to Northeast Consulting and Interpreting to help our customers retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.
We believe your business is no one else's. Your privacy is important to you and to us. So, we'll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, Northeast Consulting and Interpreting] follows different principles in accordance with worldwide practices for customer privacy and data protection.
 
We won’t sell or give away your name, mail address, phone number, email address or any other information to anyone.
We’ll use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.
 
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We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you create a Registration ID on the site or when you download free software, enter a contest, order email newsletters or join a limited-access premium site. We use your Personal Information for four primary purposes:
 
To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
To help you quickly find software, services or information.
To help us create content most relevant to you.
To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from Northeast Consulting and Interpreting  
 
 
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If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of www.northeastconsultinginterpreting.com. But you will not be able to access areas that require registration.
If you decide to register, you will be able to select the kinds of information you want to receive from us by subscribing to various services, like our electronic newsletters. If you do not want us to communicate with you about other offers regarding Northeast Consulting and Interpreting products, programs, events, or services by email, postal mail, or telephone, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive marketing messages from  Northeast Consulting and Interpreting.
Northeast Consulting and Interpreting occasionally allows other companies to offer our registered customers information about their products and services, using postal mail only. If you do not want to receive these offers, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive marketing materials from third parties.
 
 
 
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Northeast Consulting and Interpreting has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
We guarantee your e-commerce transactions to be 100% safe and secure. When you place orders or access your personal account information, you're utilizing secure server software SSL, which encrypts your personal information before it's sent over the Internet. SSL is one of the safest encryption technologies available.
In addition, your transactions are guaranteed under the Fair Credit Billing Act. This Act states that your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 in fraudulent credit card charges. If your bank does hold you liable for $50.00 or less, we'll cover your liability provided the unauthorized, fraudulent use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own and from purchases made from us over our secure server. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.
Northeast Consulting and Interpreting strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in United States or any other country where Northeast Consulting and Interpreting, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your username and password, so do not share these with others.
NOTICE TO PARENTS
Parents or guardians: we want to help you guard your children's privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.
The Northeast Consulting and Interpreting site do not publish content that is targeted to children. However, if you are concerned about your children providing Northeast Consulting and Interpreting any personal information without your consent, Northeast Consulting and Interpreting does not offer a Kids account
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If for some reason you believe Northeast Consulting and Interpreting has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by email at support@northeastconsultinginterpreting.com, and we will do our best to determine and correct the problem promptly. Be certain the words Privacy Policy are in the Subject line.
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CUSTOMER PROFILES
As mentioned above, every registered customer has a unique personal profile. Each profile is assigned a unique personal identification number, which helps us ensure that only you can access your profile.
When you register, we create your profile, assign a personal identification number, then send this personal identification number back to your hard drive in the form of a cookie, which is a very small bit of code. This code is uniquely yours. It is your passport to seamless travel across [WEBSITE], allowing you to download free software, order free newsletters, and visit premium sites without having to fill out registration forms with information you've already provided. Even if you switch computers, you won't have to re-register – just use your Registration ID to identify yourself.
 
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When you join us, you provide us with your contact information, including Melanie Plitt and email address. We use this information to send you updates about your order, questionnaires to measure your satisfaction with our service and announcements about new and exciting services that we offer. When you order from us, we ask for your credit card number and billing address. We use this information only to bill you for the product(s) you order at that time. For your convenience, we do save billing information in case you want to order from us again, but we don't use this information again without your permission.
 
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