Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Board Development Workshop
  2. Bring You Own Device Policy
  3. Computer Use Policy/Agreement
  4. Redefining Fundraising for the Board
  5. 3 Roles for the CFO
  6. Focus On Email or Facebook?


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

Effective board governance is critical to ensuring that a non profit organizations delivers on its mission, manages it resources effectively, and maintains it reputation. This workshop will provide board members, and non profit staff/volunteers, with tools to help them become more effective, more engaged, understand increasing complexities of operations, and better interpret the commitment of supporting and serving a non profit organization and the community. For flyer... .Click Here.

Please invite your board members, staff and volunteers to attend this FREE workshop. The short version of the presentation was very well received by those that attended our Bristol Organizations meeting and the expanded version will cover all the important topics and issues facing boards, relationships and operations. Please RSVP to Gary McGeough at Email: or Phone: 423-646-4982


By Megan Berry


Bring your own device (BYOD) programs call for three critical components: a software application for managing the devices connecting to the network, a written policy outlining the responsibilities of both the employer and the users, and an agreement users must sign, acknowledging that they have read and understand the policy. 


Writing a BYOD policy forces companies to think things through before they turn their employees loose with their own smartphones and tablets on the organization’s network. To learn 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

An internet usage policy provides employees with rules and guidelines about the appropriate use of company equipment, network and Internet access. Having such a policy in place helps to protect both the business and the employee; the employee will be aware that browsing certain sites or downloading files is prohibited and that the policy must be adhered to or there could be serious repercussions, thus leading to fewer security risks for the business as a result of employee negligence. 

To learn more...... Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

by Andy Robinson


Definition: fundraising (n.) - Activities to raise money, as for an organization or cause.


Novices equate the word “fundraising” with “the ask”—the moment when the gift is requested in person, at an event, online, through the mail, or by phone.


Taken holistically, as I make clear in my book What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid, fundraising is really a cycle of activities that includes identifying prospective donors, educating and cultivating them, asking for their support, recognizing their contribution, and deepening their commitment by engaging them in the organization’s mission.

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


By Russell Pomeranz


Over the years, my experience in a variety of financial leadership roles has led me to the following hypothesis: nonprofit finance is critical to mission success. Whether determining how financial resources are spent or raised, clarifying organizational priorities, or building leadership—in many ways, finance determines mission success and impact.

To read more on the roles of a Chief Financial Officer............... Click Here


By Colin Delany


A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.” In fact, the two channels work best when they work together — email and social CAN play as a team. How can we take advantage of the strengths of each medium to get more out of both?  

First, let’s think what each one is good at and what each one doesn’t do so well. 

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



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