Principles & Practices
Colorado Nonprofit Association is proud to bring you the second edition of Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado (P&P).
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New Principle Areas
- Information Technology
- New Form 990 References
- Key Revisions & Updates
This guidebook was developed by Colorado nonprofits for Colorado nonprofits. It provides resources to help you keep up-to-date on legal compliance, prepare to complete the Form 990, build capacity, and demonstrate transparency and accountability.
This edition is again supported by Colorado’s Secretary of State and Attorney General and was revised with help from nonprofit leaders throughout Colorado.
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Boulder & Broomfield counties – Nonprofit Cultivation Center Partnership
Using P&P: Step by Step
A guide for nonprofits registered in Colorado
Review Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado with your board and staff. Make an organizational commitment to adopt and institute principles and practices that make sense for your organization. Keep in mind that P&P is focused on excellence and does not represent minimum standards. It may take some time to get to where you would like to be.
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Determine your organization’s stage of development in the nonprofit lifecycle and become familiar with the strengths and challenges you face in the areas of management, governance and programming.
Develop and review the Organizational Assessment and Planning Tool results and your action plan with key staff and board leaders. Determine what resources you have internally and where you may need outside assistance.
Remember that excellence is a journey, not a destination. Establish a plan for ongoing evaluation and reflection to make sure your organization continues to move forward.
Our heartfelt thanks to these outstanding corporate citizens for their sponsorship of the Principles & Practices program –
BBVA compass congratulates Colorado Nonprofit Association for the vital role they play in making a difference in the nonprofit community. We are sure nonprofits will find the second edition of Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado to be a great resource as you take your organization to the next level. BBVA Compass takes pride in working together with the community it serves by providing support and banking services that are specific to the nonprofit sector. As a company that is actively involved in our local communities we know together we can make a difference.www.bbvacompass.com
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC (EKS&H) is a Denver based accounting and consulting firm providing services to clients in the Rocky Mountain Region. The firm consists of 45 partners and a professional staff of 330. EKS&H specializes in auditing and accounting, tax and consulting services for nonprofit organizations. We understand their special needs and have the expertise to consult in all areas, including organizational development, governance, strategic planning, process improvements, cash flow management, accounting, budgetary and information systems, internal controls, information technology needs, development of alternative revenue sources, and financial reporting systems. Please contact Ann Hinkins or Ryan Sells at (303) 740-9400.www.eksh.com
Polsinelli Shughart is one of the nation’s leading providers of legal services to nonprofit organizations. Our attorneys have made significant contributions to nonprofit organizations through innovative approaches to legal and organizational issues. Staffed by nationally recognized experts with business acumen and in-depth industry knowledge, our nonprofit attorneys are well versed on the issues facing tax-exempt organizations. Polsinelli Shughart’s Nonprofit Organizations team literally wrote the book on tax-exempt and nonprofit law. Between them, our attorneys have published more than 25 books in this area reflecting their extensive practical experience in strategically and proactively serving the needs of nonprofit clients. www.polsinelli.com
First Edition of P&P
||The Colorado Nonprofit Association developed the inaugural edition of Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado (P&P) for release in 2007. The original guide detailed nine principles and 120 practices to help Colorado nonprofits assess and strengthen their work. The guide, supported by Colorado’s Secretary of State and Attorney General, was created with the assistance of dozens of nonprofit leaders and consultants throughout Colorado.View the inaugural Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado.