Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Bristol Org. Meeting
  2. Ignite Your Board
  3. Entice Your Donors
  4. Matching Grants
  5. Manage a Crisis
  6. Get New Donors


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

Melissa Roberts, Bristol's Promise: Youth Networking Alliance, will explain Adverse Childhood Experiences’, Trauma Responsive Care, and their impact on our organizations and the people/children we serve. Adverse Childhood Experiences are stressful or traumatic experiences that can disrupt the safe, stable, nurturing environments children need to thrive and can cause toxic stress, which can lead to a lifetime of physical, mental, economic, educational, and social challenges. ACEs have been linked to the public health problems such as obesity, addiction, hypertension, and serious mental illness, and the economic burden of ACEs in our region. Bristol’s continued prosperity depends on what we do now to prevent these experiences and to mitigate their impact when they can’t be prevented. 

   Monday, October 21, 2019

Where: Summit - CoWork Bristol, 1227 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN

Cost:     Bring You Own Lunch (BYOL) no food will be provided

RSVP to: Gary McGeough at


By Joan Garry

 Imagine this. Your gala is three weeks away, and even accounting for last-minute registrations, you are well below target. You review the list of table captains. The poorest performers? Five of your board members. Three of them aren’t even hosting a table.

You fight the urge to rant and, instead, create a short video highlighting everything the board needs to know to get the word out and increase attendance. Four hours later, no responses. The problem: You have a bad board. You’re not alone. Want 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 Ann Green


In these days of information overload, it can be hard to get your donors’ attention. In my last post, I wrote about the importance of telling stories. Written stories are great, but since donors get so many messages from different sources they may not want to read another word. 


This is why you also need to use visual stories. Some people respond better to visual stimuli, anyway. Here are a few ways to tell visual stories. To read more in this subject........... Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

By Adam Weinger

As a nonprofit organization, the work you do is dependent on the generosity of your supporters. It is important to do everything in your power to engage supporters and maximize the impact of each and every donor. A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year.

One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy? The solution to enhancing your fundraising plan and increasing your fundraising capacity is simple: matching gifts.

When your organization incorporates this form of corporate philanthropy into its fundraising strategies, you will find it much easier to reach your fundraising goals. Plus, you’ll be deepening your relationships with donors along the way.

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


As professionals in the social sector committed to doing good, we’d like to think we’re immune to public relations crises. But, just like corporations, socially minded businesses and nonprofit organizations are susceptible to events, be they natural disasters, changes in leadership or issues with clients or partners, beyond our control. 

On most days, social sector organizations enjoy a halo effect. When your reason for being is making life better for people, you’re often granted an automatic level of trust. But, when things go awry, your fall can be bigger, more public and carry bigger consequences. To learn more about this important topic....... Click Here.


By Amanda Khoury


Don’t let finding donor prospects intimidate you. There are a few simple steps to incorporate into your everyday work that will lead you to your future donors. The opportunities to grow your donor database is endless and we’ve come up with 6 more ways to identify new donors, tailor your outreach to attract them to your nonprofit, and retain them for years to come.


Now for the heart of the matter—outreach. You’ve identified your top prospects. Now it’s time to plan your approach to achieve optimum engagement in 6 more ways. To read more about this subject....... Click Here.



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