Bylaws, Policies, & Documents
Modeling Best Practices
As the state’s umbrella nonprofit association, one of Together SC’s key roles is to model best practices for our fellow charitable organizations. As our "Guiding Principles & Best Practices" publication makes clear, transparency is an important practice for all nonprofits.
Toward that end, we've made our Board Policy Manual available in the File Library below, as well as these important documents:
- Together SC 2020 Strategic Plan
- Together SC Bylaws, Amended 2019
- Together SC Refund Policy, Adopted 2012
- Together SC 2018 Report to Our Allies
- Together SC Board Policy Framework
This File Library contains Together SC's Board-Approved Policies. Please review the Policy Framework for an explanation of the structure and responsibilities for interpretation.
Board Policies that state how the board will instruct and interface with the staff. The responsibility for interpreting and carrying out these policies lies with the Board Chair.
|1.A. - Global Governance-Management Connection:|
|1.A.1. - The Role, Authority, and Behaviors of the President||Approved - 10/27/2015|
|1.A.2. - Connection between the Board and President||Approved - 10/27/2015|
|1.A.3. - Evaluation of the President and Setting Compensation||Approved - 06/25/2019|
Board Policies that state how the board will do its job and how it will operate.The responsibility for interpreting and carrying out these policies lies with the Board Chair.
|2.A. - Board Roles & Responsibilities:|
|2.A.1. - The Role, Authority, and Behaviors of the Board||Approved - 10/27/2015|
|2.A.2. - The Roles and Responsibilities of Board Officers||Approved - 04/25/2019|
|2.A.3. - Individual Board Member Responsibilities||Approved - 01/28/2020|
|2.A.4. - Board Nominations and Elections||Approved - 01/29/2019|
|2.B. - Committee Roles & Responsibilities:|
|2.B.0. - Board and Program Committees||Approved - 11/07/2017|
|2.B.1. - Governance Committee||Approved - 08/25/2015|
|2.B.2. - Finance & Audit Committee||Approved - 08/25/2015|
|2.C. - Legal and Ethical Accountability:|
|2.C.1. - Definition of Transparency||Approved - 06/27/2017|
|2.C.2. - Conflict of Interest||Approved - 2012|
|2.C.3. - Rules of Order||Approved - 01/26/2016|
These policies, set by the Board, define how Together SC will impact the nonprofit community in our state—what good it will do, what big picture goals are priorities, and their relative priority. The Board shares responsibility with the President in for creating these expectations, but the Board ultimately decides them. The responsibility for interpreting and carrying these policies out lies with the President.
|3.A. - Mission, Vision, and Values:|
|3.A.1. - Positioning Statements||Approved - 01/31/2020|
|3.A.2. - Racial & Social Equity Commitment||Approved - 10/27/2020|
|3.B. - Strategic Plan and Other Plans:|
|3.B.1. - Strategic Plan 2020||Approved - 01/28/2020|
Board policies relating to daily operations of Together SC. The Board creates its high level expectations in this area in partnership with the President. The responsibility for interpreting and carrying out these policies lies with the President. Staff policies in this area may be longer and much more detailed than the Board's policies. However, all staff policies must comply with and be consistent with the Board's policies.
|4.A. - Operations and Evaluation:|
|4.A.2 - Membership||Approved - 08/28/2019|
|4.A.3 - Public Policy & Advocacy||Approved - 11/07/2017|
|4.B. - Financial Management and Stewardship:|
|4.B.1. - General Policy on Financial Management||Approved - 01/30/2018|
|4.B.2. - Document Retention & Destruction||Approved - 01/30/2018|
|4.B.3. - Investment Management (Board-Designated Reserve)||Approved - 11/17/2017|
|4.C. - Human Resources:|
|4.C.1. - Guide for Employee Policies and Procedures||Approved - 04/26/2018|
|4.C.2. - Whistleblowers||Approved - 01/28/2014|
|4.C.3. - Transition & Succession Plan||Approved - 01/29/2019|
|4.D. - Fundraising|
|4.D.1. - General Policy on Fundraising||Approved - 06/25/2019|