RESEARCH AND TOOLS

 

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Analyzing Nonprofit Financial Reports

This document is a set of questions and considerations to analyze financial reports.

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Background Checks

This document provides guidance and resources for running background checks and tips for screening applicants.

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Beyond the Grant

This brief explores promising new types of financial tools – known collectively as alternative financing that can be utilized by nonprofits and appeal to new types of funders. For the right organizations, looking beyond traditional philanthropy to other financing strategies can significantly grow the impact of your mission.

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Board Fundraising Commitment Form

This form outlines board member expectations for fundraising and financially supporting a nonprofit.

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Board Job Descriptions

This resource provides job descriptions for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chair, and general board members.

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Board Member Agreement

This sample agreement/ contract explains the relationship between a board member and a nonprofit organization, and outlines expectations and duties of board members.

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Board Member Matrix

This tool is used to monitor board representation and identify needs for board recruitment.

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Board's Role in Financial Oversight

This document outlines the board's role in the financial oversight of the organization.

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Central Texas Board Report (2011)

This intensive research study evaluates the specific struggles of Central Texas nonprofits and their boards  and the issues with which they struggle. It also provides eight key growth opportunities for nonprofit boards of directors.

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Discussion Questions for Board Self-Assessment

This list of questions can kickstart a board's self-assessment and evaluation.

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