Including an evaluation plan in your program shows that you take your objectives seriously and want to know how well you have achieved them. More and more foundations expect to see an evaluation component in the programs they fund.
Yes and no. In most states it is legal for executive directors, chief executive officers, or other paid staff to serve on their organizations' governing boards. But it is not considered a good practice. Executive directors should attend and/or participate in discussions at board meetings, however. Their presence is essential.
Determining your nonprofit's technology needs and choosing from the vast array of available software can be overwhelming. Yet choosing carefully will help ensure that technology will maximize your nonprofit's impact and solve problems, not create them.
Here are some ways you can get an organization's tax filings. Please note, there can be a 12-18 month lag period between the end of an organization's fiscal year and when its latest Form 990 is available online.
Nonprofits have different budgets for different needs. Although most of Foundation Center's budget resources are for proposal budgets, this article provide brief information about other budgeting tools, such as organizational operating budgets and cash flow forecasts.
In general, according to the IRS, "no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status."
El emprendimiento social abarca las actividades emprendedoras e innovadoras de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, personas ligadas a actividades cívicas, y empresas o negocios cuyos programas resultan en utilidades tanto sociales como financieras.
Disaster recovery plans are just one type of contingency planning. Regardless of where your nonprofit is located, preparing for emergencies -- be it weather, riots, or broken pipes -- can help your nonprofit protect important information and assets and recover more quickly.
One of the most important responsibilities for nonprofit boards is selecting the organization's next executive director. The search and transition can be complex, and both generally require careful planning, well before a planned-or unplanned-departure occurs.
Es difícil conseguir ejemplos de presupuestos (tanto de proyectos como institucionales) que se adapten bien al proyecto que llevará a cabo. Por un lado, no existe una obligación de hacer públicos los presupuestos de proyecto u operativos, como es el caso de los estados financieros que se incluyen en los Formularios 990, entonces escasean los ejemplos reales.