Governing with Integrity

Traveling the High Road

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.


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WhistleBlower Protection Policy

Adapt this template for a whistleblower protection policy to meet your needs.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Use this form yearly to remind board and staff to disclose any possible conflicts of interest.

By-Laws Basics

A fact filled Powerpoint presentation on by-laws from Assistant Director of the NH Charitable Trusts Unit.

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Checklist: Ensuring Ethical Decision Making in the Board Room

Prior to key decision making sessions in your boardroom, use this checklist to ensure that the board is ready to move forward.

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Conflict of Interest Sample Policy

This sample conflict of interest policy can be adapted to create your own.

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Conflicts of Loyalty

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.

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Gift Acceptance Policy

Make sure your organization has a plan for every type of gift that can be given by adapting this template to your needs.

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Nonprofit Dissolution: What to do When Closing the Doors

We never want to think about closing the doors, but this document will guide you through what that process entails.

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Sample Code of Ethics Policy

Create or update your code of ethics policy using this sample.

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Sample Confidentiality Policy

Create or update your confidentiality policy using this sample.

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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist, a template, information to bring to your next board meeting.



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