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Principles of best practice for grantees (Independent Sector)

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Independent Sector

There are many established standards or Principles of Best Practice relative to nonprofit organizations’ accountability, ethical practices, governance, finance, programming and public disclosure.  On the Independent Sector’s website, you will find a comprehensive compilation of standards of best practices developed for nonprofits, the Compendium of Standards, Codes, and Principles of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations.  After a review of many of… Read More

Principles For Good Governance And Ethical Practice

Posted on October 24, 2007 by Independent Sector

The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector developed these principles for good governance and ethical practice, which are designed to guide board members and staff leaders of every charitable organization as they work to improve their own operations. Their purpose is to reinforce a common understanding of transparency, accountability, and good governance for the sector as a whole—Not only to ensure… Read More