Your organization must be sensitive to the need for accountability for those affiliated and/or dependent upon the organization's actions. In smaller to mid-sized non-profits the appearance of impropriety is as disruptive as the fact of impropriety. If the organization has systems in place to conduct ongoing evaluations of programs, organizational operations, employees, the board of directors, and volunteers, it will reduce the probability that the public will ever have the perception that the organization is not accountable.