Montana Nonprofit Association

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Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana and companion documents explained here:

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana is a 24-page document featuring 11 principles covering all aspects of nonprofit leadership and management, from Governance and Leadership and Planning, to Financial Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, and more.  Tailored for Montana nonprofits registered as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, each principle contains some of the most relevant state and federal legal requirements along with broadly accepted practices.  History, tips on using the document, and a section about nonprofit life cycles from the Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations by Judith Sharken Simon are included in this publication. 

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Infrastructure Checklist

Principles and Practices Infrastructure Checklist outlines the documentation, systems, and support mechanisms that nonprofit organizations should have in place to function in a manner that is effective, efficient, and accountable.  Each list is provided according to the principles found in the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana.

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Self Assessment and Implementation Guide

The Self Assessment and Implementation Guide is a useful tool designed to assist nonprofit staff and board members in identifying priorities for implementation of the practices found in the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana.  The document is organized according to principle.  A simple implementation chart at the back of the document will help you get started.

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