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Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards

Published: 
July 2022
Nonprofit boards play a critical role in making sure that their organizations stay strong and healthy, especially during times of crisis. Alice Antonelli, Director for NFF's Advisory Services, has gathered a series of best practices for nonprofit boards , including special crisis tips to help boards prioritize specific actions they can take right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Principles for Philanthropy: Introductory Presentation

Published: 
October 2021
MCF offers this PowerPoint deck as a tool for educating your colleagues, staff, board or community members about the Principles for Philanthropy. Ideas for using this PowerPoint deck: Use the whole deck to introduce all of the principles at a staff or board meeting. Focus on one slide – one of the 8 principles – for 15 minutes at the start of a meeting. Use the questions at the end of the deck to engage your team in discussing one principle – or the entire set of principles: What principles / concepts resonate most with your foundation? What principles / concepts do you think will feel...
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Corporate Benchmarking Survey Fall 2021

Published: 
October 2021
In October 2021, MCF conducted a survey of corporate community affairs programs and corporate foundations. The survey questions are posed by your peers - professionals working in Minnesota's corporate giving programs. The survey responses are meant to inform your work and the work of your corporate giving peers. Questions in this survey focus on a wide range of issues including overall giving structure, the relationship between corporate giving and DEI, foundation governance, employee volunteer programs and program forecasts for the near future.
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Bylaws - FAQs

All nonprofit organizations need regulations that determine how they are governed. Bylaws are the legally binding rules that outline how the board of a nonprofit will operate. While they are unique to each organization, nonprofit bylaws generally have a similar structure and use.
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