Below you will find third-party sites and resources, which we have organized along the lines of the Nine Guiding Principles from Guiding Principles & Best Practices. If you have a favorite resource that's not included in the list, please let us know.
Additional resources coming soon!
Guiding Principle 1 - Governance
Guiding Principle 2 - Strategic Direction and Partnerships
Guiding Principle 3 - Leadership & Organizational Culture
- Breaking Down Your Nonprofit's Obligation to Pay Overtime
The federal rules on overtime pay have been in flux since 2015, and new regulations could be proposed in 2018.
- Collective Impact
“Collective Impact” describes an intentional way of working together and sharing information for the purpose of solving a complex problem.
- Community of Practice
Could structuring peer-to-peer learning as a community of practice be useful for advancing learning in nonprofits?
- How To Hire A Great Executive Director
Here’s what you need to do to find your next great Executive Director.
- How to Volunteer as a Senior
Millions of elderly people—those 65 and older—volunteer every year, but given this population is higher than 48 million (and projected to reach 80 million by 2050), there is plenty of room for growth.
- Making Founder Successions Work
Conventional wisdom suggests that a ‘clean break’ is the best way to transition a founder. But many nonprofits actually benefit when they carefully plan an extended role for founders who step down.
- Managing Nonprofit Employees
General guidance for employee management.
- Nonprofit Hiring Toolkit
The Nonprofit Hiring Toolkit explores important steps to the hiring process that, when done well and thoroughly, will help you find and hire the best talent for your open positions.
- Recruiting and Retaining Exceptional Talent for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit organizations are most successful when they employ talented and dedicated individuals.
- Sample Employee Handbook
Template for creating an employee handbook.
- Succession Planning for Nonprofits - Managing Leadership Transitions
Nonprofits that are serious about their own sustainability will also be serious about planning for smooth and thoughtful transitions of leadership - as well as making sure their nonprofit is prepared for unexpected departures.
- Tips to Motivate Your Volunteers and Keep Them Coming Back
Volunteers are valuable in themselves, and keep in mind that a committed volunteer could mean a committed donor, so keep them coming back.
- Valuing Volunteer Time
Guide for determining the value of volunteer time.
- What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
Nonprofits, like all other employers in the United States, are affected by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).
- Why Defining Your Nonprofit’s Culture Will Be the Most Important Thing You Do This Year
Company culture isn’t just for startups or corporations, it’s a vital and deep-seated part of each nonprofit’s DNA.
- Why Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Matter for Nonprofits
Identify how to build the core values of diversity, inclusion, and equity into all of your nonprofit’s operations.
Guiding Principle 4 - Advocacy
Guiding Principle 4 - Communications
Guiding Principle 5 - Legal Accountability and Transparency
Guiding Principle 6 - Financial Management and Stewardship
Guiding Principle 7 - Fundraising
Guiding Principle 8 - Operations and Planning
Guiding Principle 9 - Evaluation