Finance and Operations

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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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Volunteers are vital to the operations and service delivery of many nonprofits. Before starting a new volunteer program, you’ll want to consider what kind of volunteers you’re looking for, what policies you want in place, how to incorporate volunteers into your organization, and how to hire, train, and motivate new volunteers. Attached […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT Organizations must provide employees, board members, and volunteers a confidential means to report suspected impropriety or misuse of organizational resources. Allowing for and protecting systems that serve to expose misconduct and improprieties and encourage correcting such situations in nonprofits are vital to the health and well-being of charitable nonprofits. Nonprofits should have […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT Nonprofits should have written financial policies that are adequate for the size and complexity of the organization. These policies should address investment of the assets of the organization, internal controls, purchasing, and unrestricted current net assets. Such policies should be adopted by the board of directors who are ultimately responsible for the […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT Every nonprofit needs to be concerned with financial planning and monitoring. One of the most important responsibilities of the board is the oversight of the financial health or the organization. A finance committee, focused on financial inflows and expenses, can be a helpful tool to comprehensively disseminate financial info to the board. […]

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