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Sound essential policies and procedures are essential for a successful nonprofit and are all too often overlooked.
Form 990, the tax form that most nonprofits must file, asks whether your organization has adopted certain policies and procedures. Although not mandated by Internal Revenue Code, well-run nonprofits have these policies in place.
Here are samples of a few of the most important policies and procedures:
- Whistleblower Policy from Volunteer Center of Orange County
- Document Retention and Destruction Policy ($35) from Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
- Gift Acceptance Policies and Procedures Template from The San Diego Foundation
- Sample Conflict of Interest Policy from the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida ($15, or free for Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida members)
Also check out these great guides for preparing important nonprofit policies on IdeaEncore:
- Preparing Internal Documentation ($20 or $10 for CJW Consulting members) from CJW Consulting & Services, Inc.
- Tips for Writing Your First Social Media Policy from Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
- How Much in Reserve Funds Should Your Nonprofit Have? from Executive Service Corps of New Hampshire
- What Should Managers Think about to Prepare for an Audit? from Third Sector New England
No IdeaEncore users have uploaded examples of the following policies identified in Form 990. If your organization has these policies or procedures, we ask you to help your nonprofit colleagues by sharing these vital documents on IdeaEncore:
- Compensation Review Policies
- Business and Travel Expense Policies
- Joint Venture Policy
- Audit Policy
- Audit Committee Instructions
- Fundaising Policies
- Form 990 Disclosure Policy
- Disclosure of Governance Policy
- Additional samples of the policies above