Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Social Media Branding Expert
  2. Invest in Virtual Training
  3. Advocacy Journey
  4. Recruit Members You Need
  5. Virtual Fundraising Ideas
  6. Nail Your Next Grant Proposal


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

Posted by Diana Morris

In today’s modernized world, social media branding has become a no-brainer. With millions surfing the web at any given moment, social channels have proven to be super valuable as a way to keep in touch with friends and family ― and the world.

What do these add up to? An amazing marketing opportunity that comes with a giant audience. To read more..... Click Here.


Suzanne Smith, CEO and Founder, Social Impact Architects


There are many reasons to start advocating now for the issues that are important to you and your organization. Whether you are energized to ensure nonprofits and social entrepreneurs get access to small business/Main Street loans; help clients and students impacted by COVID-19 get services needed to thrive; keep arts and culture organizations alive during our need to social distance; or help social justice issues stay in the spotlight, advocacy must take center stage this summer as a key priority for your organization. We have argued its importance in past blogs, but advocacy is now just as critical for nonprofits as marketing, communications and fundraising. If you are not doing it, you are behind the curve. 

To read more in this topic.............. 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 Dennis C. Miller 

Every nonprofit organization needs to recruit new members to serve on their board. When properly identified, recruited and onboarded, incoming board members will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the challenges and opportunities the organization needs to address. A board that commits to a thoughtful board recruiting process will build and sustain a board that is noted for its vitality, and the organization they serve will achieve greater impact in the community.

But what exactly constitutes the most effective way to identify the right potential board members? To find out.................. Click Here


Guides, Reports & Plans

By Kristy Fontelera

2020 was going to be a big year for nonprofits and social good organizations. But things haven't quite turned out as planned. So we've been listening to our nonprofit partners, and one of the things that has become apparent is that virtual fundraising is a big topic. And there's also a lot of demand for even more fundraising ideas for nonprofits.

Recently, I had the privilege to lead a webinar on this topic. Over 1,000 people from all around the world participated. That enormous turnout demonstrated that the need is significant for virtual fundraising ideas for nonprofits. Therefore, I decided to share some of the discussions from the webinar with you in this post, and you can also get everything from the webinar here.

10 Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits............. Click Here


By Diane Leonard GPC



When you step back to look at an approved grant application — regardless of what type of grantmaker it was sent to, what the subject matter is or who wrote it — there are *almost* always three common elements found within the successful applications.


Regardless of length or format, successful applications have a clearly articulated need that the project/program will address, SMART objectives and a definition of what success looks like. Those three elements are a winning combination for the success of a grant application, but there is actually one additional key element for you to consider for each grant application to ensure that you submit the most competitive application possible each time: relationships. To read more on this subject.................  Click Here


By Amy Eisenstein

Smart nonprofits take virtual learning and run with it. The most successful nonprofits are the ones who educate their staff. This isn’t new.

Whether you’re an organization founder or the latest in a long line of leaders, you know that if your team doesn’t move from “novice” to “expert” pretty quickly, your mission can suffer from antiquated techniques and lack of funding. While it might be possible to survive this way, you risk missing out on substantial benefits that can drive your mission forward.

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


IF you would like to be added to our email distribution and receive this newsletter, click on the following email address and let us add you.  There is no cost for this newsletter.


To remove your name from our email distribution list for this newsletter, click here  and type unsubscribe in the subject line.