This tip sheet offers eight basic crisis management tips.
Policies and Procedures
This article is intended as a model for other organizations to use in drafting a code of ethics.
This article discusses the value of careful screening of the paid and volunteer staff who work with vulnerable populations. It offers tips on how to carry out an effective and appropriate criminal background check.
This checklist outlines examples of parliamentary procedure in an at a glance form. Examples of language used, needed motions, and majority ruling is included in the sample outline.
This issue of the Carver Guide focuses on the question “What is the proper role for a nonprofit board?” The Carvers state that the primary occupation of the board ought to be directing the agenda of an organization. In the guide are recommendations for ten principles that help a board to follow a practice of leadership by directing policy.
This book describes the best ways to utilize policy governance. The authors illustrate an effective board model and mission, discuss ethical standards, and give tips to leadership for fulfilling longterm goals alongside their board.
This guide describes some of the best practices for nonprofit governance. These best practices are listed in detail and organized by category. This guide also includes staff and board roles and responsibilities, as well as a detailed description of best practices for board and staff relations.
This booklet is a guide to starting a nonprofit. It provides an overview of the process by answering important questions that should be asked during the beginning phases of starting a nonprofit organization. It also provides many resources for more information.
This article addresses concerns and challenges arising from Internet charitable giving and to ensure that online donors have greater confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support.
This article describes the different elements necessary to a successful meeting through preparation, effective facilitation and reviewing how a meeting was conducted.
This article discusses the differences between formal and informal meetings, how to determine which style is appropriate, and how to effectively conduct both types.
This presentation explains how boards of nonprofit organizations have special responsibilities by virtue of the sector in which they belong. It goes on to explain how nonprofit boards must function, describe specific duties, responsibilities, and potential liabilities, and suggest how nonprofit directors can be shielded from liability.
This handbook lists an extensive array of general and specific policies, procedures and forms to use as models for inclusion in a comprehensive board policy handbook.
This fill-in-the-blank policy form is a model that may be tailored to the organization's particular requirements.
This article is a question and answer session, where individuals have their questions that pertain to their organizations bylaws answered. These questions have to due with updating, understanding, and compliance to the organization’s bylaws.
This research studies conflicts of interest within foundations. The research examines conflicts of interest among volunteers or board members as well. The research examines policies and procedures as well as transactions prohibited by the self-dealing rules.
This article describes the policies and procedures of an effective and orderly meeting. Each rule in Robert's Rules is explained and examples of issues to avoid are given.