As entities serving the public good, nonprofits have an ethical obligation to conduct their activities in a manner that is accountable and transparent to their constituents. Nonprofits engage in ongoing efforts to openly convey information to the public about their missions, activities, and decision-making processes. This information is easily accessible to the public and creates external visibility, public understanding, and trust in the organization.
- Legal Practices are legally required of all Montana nonprofits
- Essential Practices are widely recognized as industry standards and generally expected of all nonprofits
- Recommended Practices should be considered by all nonprofits, with implementation dependent on capacity and life stage