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Find helpful documents and reference materials on a range of topics that are critical to operating, leading, and evaluating a healthy nonprofit organization. Included are the Standards for Excellence educational resource packets, Board Member Quick Tips, checklist on How to Start a Nonprofit, and much more. We encourage you to browse by category to see all that's available. Members Only content is designated by the icon Red circle with a capital white M in the center.

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*Overview - Standards for Excellence Educational Resources* :: Free
This overview lists what topics and attachments are found in each Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet. The Resources listed are available to members only.
Checklist for Starting a Nonprofit in Maryland :: How to Start a Nonprofit, Free
Importance of an Accurate Form 990 :: Finance and Operations, Free
Article responding to media reports of nonprofits that do not report any fundraising costs on their 990.
Robert Rules of Order for Nonprofit Boards :: Leadership: Board, Free


Helps establish an orderly process for groups to debate and decide issues using the principle of majority fule while respecting the rights of the minority. 

20 Administrative Policies - Ed Packet :: Finance and Operations

Topics Covered:


Crisis and Disaster Planning
 Key principles and guidelines for organizational responses to crises and disasters
 Benefits associated with crisis management (and risks for not addressing crisis planning)
 Recommended components of a Crisis and Disaster Plan
 Integrating program delivery, service populations, and other stakeholders into crisis and disaster planning
 Crisis communication
 Steps in developing a crisis communications plan
 Attachments: Sample crisis and disaster plan introduction, Roles and Responsibilities of the Disaster/Crisis Team, Sample Risk Assessment Worksheet, Sample Emergency/Crisis Communication Plan.
Information Technology Planning
 Benefits of Information Technology (IT) Planning,
 Discussion of the full scope of IT,
 Strategic IT Planning (including strategy and needs assessment),
 IT Management,
 Online Fundraising
 Getting Started with IT Planning
 Attachments: Social Media Factsheet, Acceptable Use Policies, Information Technology Consultants, Data Security and Integrity
Communications, Engaging the Public and Social Media
 Key elements of a communications policy
 Key elements of a communications plan
 Nonprofits’ efforts to engage the public
 Social media platforms, benefits, getting started
 Mobile applications
 Attachments: Social Networking Policy (The Arc Baltimore), Sample Nonprofit Style Guide, Essential Communications Tools
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