Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations


  1. Bristol Organizations Meeting
  2. Boards Role in Major Gifts
  3. Organizational Decline/Failure
  4. Ex. Director's Guide to HR
  5. A Word on RFP's
  6. Board Chair Crisis?
  7. Volunteers to Evangelists


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

A dashboard is basically a visual tool to display the current status of the key performance indicators of a program or overall performance. Dashboard presentations provides a glimpse of an organizations or projects performance-scoreboard and metrics on a single screen. Dashboards are ideally, information management tools used to simplify complex data and provide users a glance of the current performance of the organization or project. Join us for an interactive overview of the benefits of key dashboard items.

Save the Date:
When:  Monday, January 20, 2020
Where: Summit - Cowork Bristol, 1227 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN
Time: 11:30 to 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
- Bring Your Own Lunch -
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By Gail Perry

The Best Job for Board Members? They can best serve fundraising by opening the doors to their networks. This is the role that the larger and more experienced organizations request of their boards.


Usually, board members don’t need to be involved in important major gift asks. Why? It’s because these major gifts require a much different approach than other types of fundraising. To read more on 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

Suzanne Smith, CEO and Founder

Social Impact Architects


We have all done it. We wait until we absolutely have to go to the doctor when we are feeling poorly. But, delaying medical care until you are in severe pain can lead to an urgent trip to the emergency room, large medical bills and, at best, a lengthy recovery. The key to good health is addressing problems as they arise and seeking preventive care. In many ways, the health of social sector organizations is similar to our own. To read more in this subject............ Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

By: Deborah Linnell, Zora Radosevich, Jonathan Spack - TSNE MissionWorks


In this section of the Executive Director’s Guide, we discuss the core principles involved in promoting effective and responsible management of human resources. We focus on moving beyond a “control and compliance” mind-set for managing people toward a mission-centered model that empowers people to do their best work. The appendix includes a human resources development matrix for reviewing employee competencies within a framework that helps leaders recognize their responsibility for providing training and support to employees, for motivating staff toward increased capacity for doing well in their jobs, and for helping to determine a new set of best practices as conditions change. Finally, we provide a framework for developing an effective volunteer program.


To read or download this Guide………… Click Here.



Many nonprofits see great value in hiring consultants or other contractors to advance their work and supplement expertise. A typical way to identify these individuals is through an RFP process – Request for Proposal (RFP).

RFPs can be a great way to identify a clear scope of work and find candidates to support what your organization needs in achieving its goals. Here are five tips on what to consider when crafting an RFP:

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


By Jeff Jowdy


Over the past two years, we have been doing a lot of listening. Listening about what I strongly feel — or rather, what I know — is the most important role for a nonprofit organization: the board chair.


As we have had discussions with leaders across the nation and across the world, it has become clear to me that there is a leadership crisis and it involves board chairs.


There are many board chairs who are stars. Most who accept this vital role have noble intent and mean to do well. But what we are hearing — from leaders who have been part of organizations large and small — is that too often, board chairs come in ill-prepared and without an understanding of the gravity of their role.  To read more on this subject........ Click Here.


Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects


Researchers have recently debunked the notion that happiness is the goal of life. In an interesting twist, they have found instead that happiness is a byproduct for individuals who have a “purpose” or meaning in their lives. Many organizations in the nonprofit sector have an individual whose purpose is to cultivate meaning in the lives of others – the Volunteer Manager. In fact, if I could rename this job, I would call it “Meaning Architect.” Yet, the value of the work that these industrious individuals –and the volunteers in their charge – do is often underrated.


While we are lucky in the nonprofit sector to deal in “meaning” – changing lives, improving lives, even saving lives – we often fail to recognize the meaning given to our organizations by our volunteers.  To read more on this topic........... Click Here.



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