Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Impact Not Overhead
  2. Get Website in Shape
  3. Meeting Minutes
  4. Board Transition
  5. Non Profit Leaders
  6. Scary Social Media


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

By Nick Ellinger, VP of Marketing Strategy, DonorVoice

A significant factor in the donor’s decision to give rests in how s/he answers the question, “how am I going to feel if I make this gift?”  So, the job of the fundraiser is to determine how those factors under an organization’s control can be most effectively presented.

One major set of issues involve those of  overhead”, “Impact” and “control”. To read more on this topic......... Click Here.


by Ann Green



The internet is still most people’s go-to place to get information. Unlike social media, you control your website. Therefore, yours needs to be in good shape. This means it’s up-to-date, easy to read and navigate, welcoming, and audience-centered.


How does your website fare? To access a checklist ........... 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




Important decisions are made all the time in the boardroom and accurate meeting minutes are crucial as a record of those decisions and discussions. Taking minutes, though, can seem like a time-consuming chore. But, as high profile legal cases have shown, minutes are increasingly being used as a way to determine whether directors are properly performing their duties and responsibilities.


Learn how to take good minutes ............... 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 Lisa Keitges and Ryan Grosso, Orr Associates, Inc.,


 Board transitions are awkward, no matter how you look at them. When it’s time for a board member to transition off your board, whether willingly or not, it can feel like your organization is losing a limb, a part of its network, and a connection to its history. The cost of losing touch with valuable board members is high, and you also don’t want to offend board members, even those who have under performed during their terms. Learn how do you navigate these tricky waters without toppling the entire boat ........... Click Here.


By Joan Garry

You are a nonprofit leader. Likely a type-A kind of person – pretty accustomed to getting 95’s on your book reports. It’s one of the reasons you have historically found yourself in leadership positions – when there’s a need for someone to be in charge, it’s like a reflex you cannot control – up goes your hand.


You are also a learner. You always want to get better at your job...... to read more......... Click Here


Suzanne Smith, CEO and Founder

Social Impact Architects


Social media is taking over! This can be scary, but it shouldn’t be. Done well, social media can be one of the most effective ways to reach and expand your audience. But, how do we do social media well? We have asked ourselves this question and attended many social media sessions at conferences. In our own social media efforts, we not only share our weekly blog, but also curate top daily picks on new research, trending topics and thought-provoking articles in the social sector. To learn more........... Click Here



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