Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Bristol Organizations Meeting
  2. Building a Nonprofit/Business
  3. Overhead a Punishable Offense
  4. Include Salary in Job Posting
  5. Fundraising Appeal Letter
  6. Creating Position Descriptions


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

Join us this month and get an update on Human Resources issues and open discussion. Time permitting, SESCO Management will be discussing:

  • Importance of Employee manual
  • Termination - steps/actions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Transparency - how much
  • Who is in charge - employees or board
  • Annual Reviews
  • Benefits
  • Leadership - board/staff


When: Monday, October 22

Where:  Food City, Euclid Ave., Bristol VA

Time: 11:30 to 1 pm

Cost: $10 for lunch, Free if no lunch

RSVP to: Gary McGeough at

Building a Nonprofit as a Business 5 Scale-Up Strategies That Matter

By Steve Johns


As some industries deal with revenue challenges, giving rates for early 2018 also reflect a slow start to the year. First quarter giving marks the mildest year-over-year growth rate since 2012. While it’s too early to predict annual giving trends, nonprofits should take time to evaluate their growth strategies now.


Introducing scale-up practices from the for-profit world can help you scale your nonprofit for years to come. To read more about 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 Katie Tatham, iATS Payments


Somewhere along the way, our society decided to think differently about overhead in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. This decision did not consider the consequences and how it can negatively affect the organizations that could change the world. Why is it that we consider helping people to be worth less compensation,

To read more about this topic............. Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

120 Day Fundraising Plan

A year of funding ideas

Anatomy of a Successful Fundraiser

Audit 101- -Guide to Fundamentals

Guide to Peer to Peer Fundraising

Best Practices Checklist

Board Member Handbook

Boards Reviewing IRS 990 - Checklist

Communications Strategy Guide

Complete Donor Thank You Guide

Compliance Guide for Public Charities

Crisis Communications Plan

Donor Retention Handbook

Emergency Communications Checklist

Fiscal Policies and Proced. Template

Guide - Faith Based Fundraising

Guide to Annual Reports

Guide to Customer Service

Guide to Grow Online Support

Guide to Marketing Wisdom

Guide to Peer to Peer Fundraising

Guide to Pitching Corporate Sponsors

Guide to Special Events

How to Build Trust w/ Internal Controls

How to Hold Great Fundraising Events 

How to Plan a Fundraising Event

Internal Controls Checklists

Killer Third Party Events

Non Profit Compliance Checklist

Non Profit Strategic Planning Toolkit

Online Fundraising Assessment

Outcome Metrics: Measuring Matters

Performance Review Documents

Pocket Guide for Professional Development

Principles & Practices for Excellence

Social Media Guide for Non Profits

Storytelling Guide for Non Profits

Super Simple fundraising Plan Template

Fundraising Planning Toolkit/Templates

Volunteer Mgmt Guidebook

Your Best Marketing Plan Ever

By Katie Tatham

Despite our reliance on people, we have a bunch of no good, very bad habits in hiring and in paying nonprofit professionals. We need to reexamine our archaic, inequitable hiring practices such as the overreliance on formal education. And now, we need to dismantle another terrible habit that many, many of us have, one that we don’t think much about, but one that is driving lots of people nuts, perpetuates gender and other inequities, and increases the power imbalance between employers and employees: Not listing salary ranges on job posting, and putting “DOE,” which stands for “Depending On Experience” instead. Here are reasons why it is so awful, and why we should all agree to put an end to “salary cloaking” immediately.

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


Gail Perry


Can you write an amazing fundraising appeal letter? It’s one of the most basic skills for every fundraiser.


A fundraising appeal letter is both art and science.

And thanks to tons of research, you can find out now – from careful testing – what works best with donors today.


If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably know that every fall, I devote time to helping you craft profitable fundraising appeals and campaign.  To learn more about this subject............. Click Here


by Sylvia Giltner


Attracting the right volunteers or full-time employees to a nonprofit can be tricky. Today’s market is overflowing with nonprofit organizations. Careful and precise position description writing can help resolve this problem.



Big words fall on deaf ears when nonprofit organizations are concerned. People don’t like to see complex job titles when they look for their next nonprofit experience. Instead, they look for simple, easy-to-understand titles. For example, a marketing volunteer’s position could be formulated in two ways:

“Chief executive officer of marketing”

“Head of marketing”

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



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