Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Public Transit Round Table -Washington Co.
  2. Meeting Minutes - Do's & Don't's
  3. Creating a Thank You Plan
  4. Reputation Mgmt on Social Media
  5. Give & Get Policy
  6. Improve Culture & Moral


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.






      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

Many organization, agencies and departments have issues getting their patients and/or constituents to their facilities to provide their serves. This month we will hold an informal, “round-table” discussion with the District-Three Government Cooperative and Four County Transit authorities to discuss the transit issue, hear about transit efforts to serve and provide suggestions and ideas that might assist your constituents.

When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Where: Washington County Public Library (Abingdon), 205 Oak Hill Street, Abingdon, VA
Cost: $10.00 if you eat, Free if you do not eat
RSVP to: Gary McGeough at


By: Jeanette Panning, CAE

With many things in life and business, less is more. In the association world, this is especially true for meeting minutes. Minutes are an official record of actions the board or committee took at a meeting, not a record of everything that was said. They serve a historical purpose, but just as important, they serve a legal purpose, documenting the group’s adherence to the proper procedures and the association’s bylaws. To learn 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

by Ann Green

Have you seen the recent posts from the Agitator blog about thanking your donors? It’s worth reading, as are all Agitator posts. They cite a study where thank you calls didn’t result in an increase in donations. This prompted a flurry of responses, all in support of thanking your donors, including this one by Penelope Burk, whose research has shown that thank you calls can increase future donations. Tor Read more..... Click Here


Guides, Reports & Plans

By: Kimberly Buffington and Michael Horikawa

Social media enables associations to engage efficiently with their audience, but these platforms also make it easy to become the target of unfounded complaints or even smear campaigns that can badly damage an organization’s hard-earned reputation. If it happens to you, how you respond matters.

Managing reputation is tough when every person with a social media account is a potential critic with global reach. Organizations must contend with the concern that one negative social media post could destroy hard-earned goodwill built up through years of thoughtful industry leadership and community interactions. To read more............ Click Here


By Joan Garry


A give and get policy can mean slightly different things to different organizations. But essentially it means that every board member must ‘give’ a donation of a certain amount AND help to procure financial resources.

It is typically something that the board votes on so that it becomes part of what candidates are told when they are being vetted for board services.

Please note that it is not a give OR get policy. Every single board member must give. There are many reasons for this, but my favorite? Because the two most powerful words a fundraiser utters? To read more in this topic............. Click Here.


Improving Culture & Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

By Christine Newman


It’s no secret that people working at social good organizations, and at nonprofits in particular, have the reputation of being “overworked and underpaid.” According to the 2018 Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, 86% of respondents said demand for their services was rising and 57% said they didn’t think they could meet it; 59% cited employing enough hands to do all that work as a challenge. While slightly more than half reported increasing staff and compensation, that still leaves a large portion of organizations that didn’t. And for those organizations that did, given the challenges of meeting that increased demand, it’s likely that many employees are still working long hours and for less pay than they could get working in other sectors.  To read more in this important subject......... Click Here.



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