Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Donor Love Toolkit - 2020
  2. How to Boost Development 
  3. Key to Great Board Meetings
  4. Interview Tips for the Right Person
  5. Collaboration Q&A
  6. When to Use Letters, Postcards, etc
  7. Strategy for Volunteer Appreciation


Mission Statement 

The goal of Bristol Organizations is to provide service and non-profit Organizations in the NE Tennessee and SW Virginia, the best possible avenue for mutual communication and the greatest exposure to the community.







By Pamela Grow


Commercial businesses retain 94% of their customers while the nonprofit sector retains only 41% of its donors.


Do I have your attention yet? It seems like the nonprofit sector has been talking about donor retention forever, doesn’t it? And with good reason: Despite a lot of talk the statistics don’t seem to change much. Yet the truth is, taking steps to reduce your donor attrition is actually the least expensive strategy for increasing your fundraising income. In fact, if you’re looking to SAVE money on your fundraising costs, focusing on retention is the smart thing to do. To download and read your “Donor Love Toolkit”……… Click Here.


      Resources &


Policy & Procedure Library
Complete list of documents

All Volunteer Organizations
All Hands On Board (PDF)

A manual for All Volunteer Organizations

Distilling you message (PDF)
Getting the word out (PDF)
Strategic Planning 
   Effective Strategic Planning (PDF)

20 Mistakes
Fundraising Readiness Checklist
Get Checklist

By Jordan Ault

Nonprofit leaders have encountered numerous challenges over a few short months. How can we pursue our mission when our office is closed? Can we continue to make payroll? How do we recover after cancelling major fundraisers?

As nonprofits adapt to a changing landscape, the question remains: What’s next?  To read more on this topic........ Click Here


By Joan Garry


I enjoyed an email from a client last week. This CEO had received an email from his board chair who had read my recent blog post, 22 Signs Your Board Meetings Suck, and decided to assess their organization’s last board meeting. The subject line read simply:

“Hey! Our board meeting hardly sucked at all!”,  To read more............ Click Here


Informing the Publilc (PDF)
Outcome Measurement
Demistifying (PDF)
Leadership for Board Members (PDF)
Systems Checklist
Get Checklist (MS Word)

Board Manual
Audit Services
List of Audit Firms (MSWord)
Good Practices Guide
Non Profit Good Practices
Board Recruiting Matrix
   Sample Board Matrix (MS Word)
Free Downloads
   Kim Konando Downloads (web)

More Free Software
Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Implications
Implications for Non Profits (MS Word)
Get Corporate Sponsorships
   How can my small charity get sponsorships (MS Word)
Samples and Templates
   Various sample letters, templates, etc. (MS Word)
Specialized  Organnization/Board Workshops

Suzanne Smith, CEO and Founder, Social Impact Architects 

In making a commitment to long-term relationships, people want to know if the individual is capable of being a good spouse or parent, shares the same goals and whether he or she is “the one.” The search for employees to help carry out our missions is not much different. We not only need to know if the candidate can do the job, but we also want to know if they share our vision of success and are the right fit for the job and our agency.  To read more on this subject.......... Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

By Suzanne Smith, CEO and Founder , Social Impact Architects


I just had lunch with a dear friend who asked me a question I often hear as a teacher, consultant and community advocate – “Why is collaboration so hard?” I laughed a little and then explained it was the same reason why relationships are difficult. People go into them blindly, albeit with the best of intentions, and just expect things to “work.” However, science doesn’t support this haphazard approach. Just as there are people who are better at relationships than others, there are also those who are better at making collaborations work than most. They know how to win trust, set boundaries, communicate effectively and discuss issues upfront before conflict arises. The good news is these are not inherent traits – there are skills we all can use to make our internal and external collaborations better. 

To read more on this subject................... Click Here


What to Use When - Letters, Postcards, Catalogs, Folded Newsletters

By Christopher Foster


I’m sure most folks have read Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat In The Hat.” In the early part of the book, The Cat is on a rubber ball, balancing a cake, a rake, a fish, a book, a tea cup and more.

In the nonprofit marketing world, that might feel familiar. You and your small team are responsible for balancing many different channels of marketing, all while balancing precariously on a rolling object. The challenge is not just creating the plan that engages your donor base, but also balancing the jobs of the different channels.

To read more on this suject................ Click Here.


A Simple Strategy for Volunteer Appreciation and Retention

By Peter Gamache, PhD and Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS


Many nonprofit organizations rely heavily on the work of volunteers to carry out their missions. Once you realize that the relationship your organization has with your volunteers determines the sustainability of your nonprofit, volunteer retention and appreciation become critical factors in your success.

How does your nonprofit approach retaining volunteers? What are you doing to keep them engaged, fulfilled and motivated? Let’s explore a simple strategy to engage, appreciate and retain your volunteers.

To read more on this subject.............. Click Here



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