Achievable Practices in Nonprofit Excellence: Meeting You Where You Are

NetworkPeninsula / Achievable Practices in Nonprofit Excellence: Meeting You Where You Are

Presented by the Williamsburg Health Foundation & NetworkPeninsula 

While best practices are the ideal, they are not always attainable for smaller, newer, or even established nonprofits undergoing change. Board and staff members from local nonprofits are invited to join in small group discussions of no more than 10 individuals to study critical topics that nonprofits at all stages can work toward now.  Whether you are an expert or know very little, come share and learn.  The topics discussed are guided by Standards for Excellence from the Maryland Association of Nonprofits. This is a national initiative that promotes the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, and facilitates adherence to those standards by all nonprofits.

All sessions will be held at the Williamsburg Health Foundation from 9:00-10:00 am.  Participants are welcome to stay later for question and networking. To Register, click here.

All participants will receive relevant materials in advance.  Participants who are unfamiliar with the topic should read the materials in advance of discussion and be ready to engage with fellow professionals. This Series will kick off with the following sessions:

September 18Personnel Policies/Employee Handbook – “A nonprofit should have written, board-approved personnel policies and procedures that govern the work, actions, and safety of all employees and volunteers of the organization.”  (Excerpted from the Standards of Excellence, Maryland Association of Nonprofits)

October 17Board Member Responsibilities – “The board should have stated performance expectations and hold board members accountable for attendance at meetings, participation in fundraising activities, committee service, and involvement in program activities.”  (Excerpted from the Standards of Excellence, Maryland Association of Nonprofits)

November 6Legal Compliance – Reporting Misconduct, Whistleblower Protection, Conflict of Interest – “(1) Organizations must provide employees, board members, and volunteers a confidential means to report suspected impropriety or misuse of organizational resources. Organizations should have in place a policy prohibiting retaliation against persons reporting improprieties. (2) Nonprofits should have a written conflict of interest policy and statement. These should be applicable to board members and staff, as well as volunteers who have significant, independent decision-making authority regarding the resources of the organization.  (Excerpted from the Standards of Excellence, Maryland Association of Nonprofits)

All sessions will be held at the Williamsburg Health Foundation from 9:00-10:00 am.  Participants are welcome to stay later for question and networking. To Register, click here.