April 8, 2016
It is best practice for organizations to have an emergency succession plan in place to safeguard the mission and work of the nonprofit when faced with the unplanned departure of an executive director.
March 1, 2016
Designed around five simple questions, Charting Impact is a common framework designed to help staff, boards, stakeholders, donors, volunteers, and others to work together, learn from each other and serve the community better. It complements planning, evaluation, and assessment that organizations already undertake, and can be used by nonprofits and foundations of all sizes and missions. […]
February 18, 2016
A dashboard is a tool for visualizing data. Some dashboards show performance over time while others provide a snapshot of a particular aspect of a business. An effective dashboard illustrates rather than tells the audience about areas that need attention or action. There are diverse applications of and approaches to dashboards, and the following articles provide helpful tips and […]
June 15, 2015
To ensure organizational stability, nonprofit leaders and boards should actively discuss and prepare for how to manage the planned or unplanned departure of an executive director and/or other key leadership, including developing leadership capacity and putting an emergency succession plan in place.
June 15, 2015
Advisory councils, committees and boards can be a valuable way to gain a deeper understanding of stakeholder needs, and to expand capacity to accomplish targeted projects. Learn more about advisory boards, how they differ from boards of directors, questions to consider before starting an advisory group, and find a sample committee member invitation to help you […]
May 14, 2015
The board of directors of a nonprofit has a fiduciary responsibility to protect the assets of the nonprofit and to use those assets to further the nonprofit’s mission. One way to do so may be to invest the nonprofit’s cash in investment vehicles, such as stocks and bonds, and other financial investments, that can grow […]
April 22, 2015
Performance evaluation is an important component of managing staff and building the capacity of future leaders, but how to go about this annual process can vary quite a bit based on the organization’s structure and culture. The following resources provide advice, samples and tools to help nonprofits conduct effective annual reviews that prioritize employee engagement, […]
November 13, 2014
Developing and adopting a written financial policy is a valuable practice for any nonprofit organization, no matter how small or large. Financial policies clarify the roles, authority, and responsibilities for essential financial management activities and decisions. Use this sample and guide to help you develop your organization’s policy.
July 17, 2014
A thorough overview of issues to consider when planning an auction, including charitable solicitation rules, risk and insurance issues, tax and reporting considerations, and donor acknowledgements.
June 19, 2014
This resource provides several sample confidentiality policies for nonprofits to use as a starting point when developing their own policies to guide how employees, board members and volunteers interact with sensitive client information. The sample policies are not intended for verbatim use without careful review and MANP recommends seeking legal support on policy development whenever […]