Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. 40 Non Profit Trends for 2020
  2. Non Profit Website 
  3. Focus Areas for Organizations
  4. Why Fundraisers Fail
  5. Volunteer Mgmt. Tips 2020
  6. Hi. Ed. Require Student Projects


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.






40 Non Profit Trends for 2020

As technology and innovation continue to be in the forefront of the nonprofit sector, 2020 will be about learning more about what these technologies and solutions have to offer and tying them back in with traditional fundraising strategies.


New bright and shiny objects, like artificial intelligence, bots, virtual reality and voice command, are offering what seems like limitless ways to connect with donors. But it’s important to remember that donors still need human interaction, personalization and relationships, so the tried-and-true fundraising strategies (direct mail, face-to-face, phone calls, peer-to-peer, etc.) shouldn’t just be tossed out the Door. To access the full 7 page document ……………. Click Here

      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 nonprofit’s website is one of its most valuable assets. If you’re heading into 2020 unsure of the state of your site, it might be time for a refresh! Your organization’s website should be fulfilling a few vital functions:

  • Communicating your mission and work
  • Sharing updates and information on your campaigns or projects
  • Engaging supporters (and attracting new ones) with storytelling techniques
  • Facilitating online donations, sign-ups, pledges, and more
  • Serving as a central hub for your marketing campaigns
To read more on this topic................ Click Here.

By Ashley Thompson

As we venture into the new year, and a brand-new decade, the world around us feels chaotic in many ways. So much seems to change every day, from the effects of climate change to the political landscape to constant innovations in technology. Through it all, YOU—the social good community—stay committed to your important work, regardless of the environment in which we find ourselves. But amid such constant change, it’s more important than ever to center yourself on your goals and commit to the best practices that will carry you through changing times.

As I think about this, here are a few core practices our sector should commit greater focus to in 2020 to navigate the road ahead. to read more................. 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 F. Duke Haddad

As with any new year, I am examining a lot these days. I remember several occasions when, as a consultant, I was asked to save fundraising campaigns from failure. Why couldn’t I have been asked to come in before the campaign was launched? It is extremely hard to clean an organizational mess. In fact, two campaigns come to mind that were DOA (dead on arrival) in my mind. A national organization was working on a significant capital campaign and lucky for them, they were still in the silent phase.

The board supported the effort, but beyond these individuals, no real plan or broad prospect base was in place. To read more........ Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

By Eric Burger

The beginning of a new year can be a stressful time for a nonprofit. Your organization is probably focused on reviewing last year’s program results, forecasting mission attainment, creating fundraising strategies and developing a plan for how to use resources. It is easy to overlook your organization’s volunteer program when planning and forecasting to reach new year goals.

The truth is, your nonprofits volunteer program can make or break your organization’s ability to succeed, and volunteer management is a crucial component of your success.

Just think about how your organization uses volunteers and how important they are for reaching goals. To read more............ Click Here.


By Vu Le ,

I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a while. Thanks to colleague Theresa Meyers, Chief of Staff at DC Central Kitchen, for bringing this back to my attention. Every once a while, we nonprofits get requests from students, usually from a nonprofit management program. The requests often go like this,

“Hi, I am a student at so-and-so college. I am taking a course on organizational development this quarter. Part of our curriculum is to interview several leaders at a nonprofit, and then develop a series of recommendations on how your organization can improve. May I interview you and your team? This project is due next Friday. Thank you for your time.”

The projects vary, from creating a marketing plan or strategic plan, writing up a grant proposal, creating a video, developing a logic model or theory of change, doing a dramatic one-person show on the organization’s history, etc. To read more on this subject.................. Click Here.



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