2015 Principles for good governance and ethical practice (Executive Summary)

Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the U.S., providing clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. The 2015 edition provides considerable new value, reflecting changes in law as well as new circumstances in which the charitable sector functions, and new relationships within and between sectors. The following 33 Principles reflect the scope of the guide, while rationales and actionable steps for implementation can be found in the full guide, available at PrinciplesForGood.com.

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