Excellent financial management is the foundation of every sound nonprofit. Here are selected resources and articles (scroll down) to help your organization and its leaders adopt financial best practices.
Checklist for Accountability -- Actions every charitable organization can take to strengthen transparency and accountability.
Emergency Preparedness Plan Template -- The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York created a template that any nonprofit can use to start their own emergency preparedness plan. This free download includes planning for natural disasters, server crashes, building closures and more.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center -- Resources include: articles, links, software, newsletter, assessment and planning tools.
Professional Development: Luxury or Necessity for Nonprofits? - Responsible fiscal management needn't include cutting staff development; here's why. NonProfit Quarterly, 7/7/2013
Avoiding Financial Fraud - 4 tips to start a conversation with your board about internal controls (you'll all sleep better at night). GuideStar, May 2013
Top Indicators of Nonprofit Financial Health - How does your organization measure up to these 6 indicators? Nonprofit Finance Fund, 4/16/2013
Looking for Revenue? What About Your Own Real Estate? - Rethinking your space may offer one way to get through tough economic times. NonProfit Quarterly, 3/25/2013
Managing in the New Economic Reality - The Nonprofit Finance Fund shares coping strategies used by nonprofits in the current economic climate. NonProfit Quarterly, 8/2/2012
Should Your Nonprofit Build an Endowment? - Make sure you understand what an endowment is, as well as why and how to build one. NonProfit Quarterly, 6/21/2006