Nonprofit Learning Library

Find helpful documents and reference materials on a range of topics that are critical to operating, leading, and evaluating a healthy nonprofit organization. Included are the Standards for Excellence educational resource packets, Board Member Quick Tips, checklist on How to Start a Nonprofit, and much more. Browse by category to see all that’s available! For a summary of our resources, download our Annotated Ed Packet and Board Room Quick Tips overviews.  Download Resource.

This overview lists what topics and attachments are found in each Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet. The Resources listed are available to members only.

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT A nonprofit should have written administrative policies that are periodically reviewed and approved by the board. This packet focuses on the importance of developing and abiding by strong administrative policies, specifically crisis and disaster planning, information technology, communications, and social media. Attached at the end of this packet you will find the […]

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Article responding to media reports of nonprofits that do not report any fundraising costs on their 990.

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Helps establish an orderly process for groups to debate and decide issues using the principle of majority rule while respecting the rights of the minority.

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT A conflict of interest exists when a board member, officer, or management employee has a personal interest that is in conflict with the interests of the organization, such that he or she may be influenced by this personal interest when making a decision for the organization. Nonprofits should have a written conflict […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Risk management is the practice of continual identification of and response to analysis of current and potential risks. Organizations should make every effort to manage risk and periodically assess the need for insurance coverage in light of the organization’s activities and its financial capacity. This educational resource packet addresses the roles of […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT Nonprofits serve a wide range of individuals, populations, and communities, all with unique characteristics and backgrounds. In all cases, individuals served should be treated with respect in a manner that is free from exploitation. Nonprofits should have policies in place that protect the confidentiality of personal information and have grievance procedures in […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Organizations are encouraged to educate, inform, and engage their supporters, funders, donors, regulators, program participants, staff, board, volunteers, and the community at large. Building and nurturing this strong network of informed and involved support is one of the key foundations to the nonprofit’s success and future sustainability. This packet outlines the benefits […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE A nonprofit should have written, board-approved personnel policies that govern the work, safety, and actions of all employees and volunteers of the organization. This packet outlines the benefits of personnel policies, how to manage staff and volunteers, and the outcomes of competitive compensation and employee evaluations. Attached at the end of this […]

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