Ethical codes are adopted by nonprofit boards to assist in understanding the difference between "right" and "wrong" and in applying that understanding to their decisions. Get a template for a Code of Ethics Policy that you can use today.
It can be difficult to understand the nuances between strategic planning and business planning. Business Plan Vs. Strategic Plan is a quick resources that outlines some of the major differences between the two.
There's No Business Like Nonprofits
A nonprofit is by definition a business and must devote some part of its attention to the operational needs of the business. There are matters of incorporation, possibilities of mergers, collaboration or dissolution. As a business, the organization must consider everything from policies to procedures and program evaluations.