Guidelines and Principles

Guidelines and Principles

The Guidelines and Principles provide legal compliance and best practices information in 12 major areas of nonprofit management: Communication, Evaluation, Financial Management, Fundraising, Governance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Planning, Public Policy & Advocacy, Strategic Alliances, Transparency & Accountability, and Volunteer Management.

The Infrastructure Checklist outlines the policies, procedures and documents you must or are recommended to have in place.

The Practices Assessment examines your organization's practices with respect to the infrastructure.

These resources are free and available to all nonprofits in Nebraska and Iowa.



Download Infrastructure Checklists Download Assessment Tool Download Legal Compliance List


The Playbook:
Keeping Strategic Planning Relevant
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Should I Care? Scenarios
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Effective Nonprofit Advocacy
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Office Essentials,
Development Plans, & Ethics
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World Class IT for Nonprofits
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Good organizational practices are best implemented through education and self-regulation. We encourage you to revisit your responses regularly. Your answers are valid for 30 months from the time of submission or, if completed, your last update. After 30 months your responses will still be saved but you will have to review and resubmit the checklists.

The Guidelines and Principles:

  1. Provide nonprofit organizations with state-specific tools for evaluating regulatory compliance, enhancing strategic planning, and refining operational evaluation.

  2. Support the growth and quality of the sector.

  3. Increase public understanding of the role and contributions of the charitable nonprofit sector in Nebraska & Iowa.

For additional information on the Guidelines & Principles program, please contact:

Rosey Higgs,, 402.557.5800 ext. 4#

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