Ethical behavior is key for any nonprofit, and all the people involved with the organization. Once the public loses trust in an organization, it’s a long road back. Written policies can help to be sure everyone is on the same page.
Traveling the High Road
Adapt this template for a whistleblower protection policy to meet your needs.
Use this form yearly to remind board and staff to disclose any possible conflicts of interest.
A fact filled Powerpoint presentation on by-laws from Assistant Director of the NH Charitable Trusts Unit.
Prior to key decision making sessions in your boardroom, use this checklist to ensure that the board is ready to move forward.
This sample conflict of interest policy can be adapted to create your own.
Too often we think only of the types of conflicts of interests that involve financial gains. However, in the nonprofit sector it is perhaps more common to struggle with what are often called “conflicts of loyalty.” This document outlines some of these types of potential conflicts.
Make sure your organization has a plan for every type of gift that can be given by adapting this template to your needs.
We never want to think about closing the doors, but this document will guide you through what that process entails.
Create or update your code of ethics policy using this sample.
Create or update your confidentiality policy using this sample.