Sample Nonprofit Board Policies and Procedures

Over the years we have received countless emails asking for help on creating various policy manuals. It is important that you use the templates listed below only as a guide. Read everything carefully to make sure what is established as YOUR policy is applicable to your situation as well as legal in your state. While many policies can be somewhat generic and cover all types of nonprofit operations you many need additional policies to address issues that are unique to your organization.

All important policies should be reviewed by legal council before putting them in place. Otherwise, you may be opening yourself as well as your organization and board of directors to potential liabilities that were unintended.

Typical Contents of Nonprofit Board Manual
http://managementhelp.org/misc/Contents-Board-Manual.pdf

How to Write a Policies and Procedures Manual for a Non Profit Organization
http://www.ehow.com/how_4422449_write-manual-non-profit-organization.html

All About Boards of Directors (For-Profit and Nonprofit)
http://managementhelp.org/boards/

Guide to Sample Form 990 Nonprofit Governance Policies
http://www.michaelmalamut.com/articles/
Guide_Form_990_Nonprofit_Governance_Policies.pdf

Board Standing Policies Manual (SPM)

Guidelines and Template for a Nonprofit Board

Tools for nonprofit leaders – Policies and procedures: By Paulette Vinette, CAE
http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/research/rom33.html

Sample Policies and Procedures Manual for Nonprofit Organizations
http://www.fmaonline.net/media/Sample%20PPM%20Table%20of%20Contents-Website.pdf

Sample Accounting & Financial Policies and Procedures Manual
http://www.nonprofitresource.com/models/policiesindex.pdf

Additional Information:

Outline of Board Roles & Responsibilities

Conflict of Interest Policies

Sample Bylaw Provision: Indemnification

Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Board Roles & Expectations

Sample Procurement Policy – HMIS.info

Sample Personnel Policy Manual

Sample Procurement Policy Manual

Sample Accounting Policy Manual

Sample Policy for Sexual Harassment

Sample Conflicts of Interest Policy

Sample Policy Manual for Lease/Purchase Program

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide legal or accounting advice, or to address specific situations. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor to supplement and verify what you learn here.