RESEARCH AND TOOLS
From in-depth research to how-to documents, get the information and tools you need to answer your nonprofit and philanthropy questions.
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This document is a set of questions and considerations to analyze financial reports.
This document provides guidance and resources for running background checks and tips for screening applicants.
This brief explores promising new types of financial tools – known collectively as alternative financing that can be utilized by nonprofits and appeal to new types of funders. For the right organizations, looking beyond traditional philanthropy to other financing strategies can significantly grow the impact of your mission.
This form outlines board member expectations for fundraising and financially supporting a nonprofit.
This resource provides job descriptions for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chair, and general board members.
This sample agreement/ contract explains the relationship between a board member and a nonprofit organization, and outlines expectations and duties of board members.
This tool is used to monitor board representation and identify needs for board recruitment.
This document outlines the board's role in the financial oversight of the organization.
This intensive research study evaluates the specific struggles of Central Texas nonprofits and their boards and the issues with which they struggle. It also provides eight key growth opportunities for nonprofit boards of directors.
This list of questions can kickstart a board's self-assessment and evaluation.
The Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework: Six Critical Elements to Nonprofit Work
These in-depth courses cover topics including leadership development, strategy and sustainability, employee engagement, conflict mitigation and more.
- Clarity of Purpose
- Sustainable Business Model
- The Right Leadership
- Smart Operations
- Implementation and Improvement
- Strategic Collaboration