Working with Legislators: An Advocacy Briefing Guide for Board Members – This article from BoardSource encourages board members to help create positive change by advancing their organization’s cause and “standing for their mission.” It details steps for meeting with legislators about important issues and guidance on how to be sure your nonprofit is following the […]
RESOURCES FOR NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP
We periodically add new tools to this virtual library of helpful resources related to best practices in nonprofit board leadership and governance.
If you have suggestions of resources that would be most helpful to you, please let us know.
Two additional tools that may be useful to your nonprofit or board are accessible via the main Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations website:
- 1) Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice in Hawai‘i
- 2) Mission-Driven Executive Transition Toolkit
FOR NBLI ALUMNI:
You may view and download a digital copy of the NBLI Manual. Note that you will be prompted to log-in to the site--if you aren't already--in order to access this material.
Fundraising Bright Spots
Fundraising Bright Spots: Strategies and Inspiration from Social Change Organizations Raising Money from Individual Donors – This study, commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund addresses the chronic fundraising challenges highlighted in their UnderDeveloped report. The study shares more about how effectively creating a “culture of philanthropy” can break the vicious cycle of […]
Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising – This study, a joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, reveals that many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. It provides insight into particular challenges, such […]
Charitable Solicitation Compliance
Charitable Solicitation Compliance: An explanation of state charitable registration requirements – This guide from Harbor Compliance shares fundraising compliance requirements of states across the nation, including Hawaii, and includes steps to help nonprofit boards and staff understand who needs to register, how to navigate the registration process, and the penalties of non-compliance.
Sharing Fundraising Tasks
Few people are born fundraisers! This article from BoardSource shares how nonprofit organizations can identify the fundraising aptitude and comfort level of each board member relative and describes tasks that board members at all levels of ability can participate in to support an organization’s overall financial sustainability.
This article from BoardSource discusses who is responsible for fundraising tasks in a nonprofit organization and how these duties may be divided between board and staff (from the board as a whole, to individual board members, committees, the chief executive and development professionals on staff).