Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations



  1. Streamline Your Annual Budget Process
  2. Save On Brochure Printing
  3. More Transparency with Donors
  4. Brochure Copywrite Breakthroughs
  5. Combat "Zoom" Fatigue
  6. Volunteers You Don't Want on Board
  7. Aspirational Goals in Social Sector
  8. Donation Page Checklist


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.






By Chuck Hays

Mention the phrase annual budget review and you might hear a collective groan from department managers and the accounting department. On one hand, successful social good organizations need a thorough budgeting process. On the other hand, why do most participants consider it such a chore?

Budgeting certainly sounds simple enough, right? Use the current year‘s budget to date, project the remaining months, use a multiplier, include planned capital expenditures, and there you have it –  you’ve got a budget. To read more about Streamlining your Budget Process............. 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

By Chris Yuhasz

How can you reduce your printing costs? Based on my 30 years as a printer, I know this is an especially important question for nonprofits because you’re under greater pressure to do more with less.

I’m going to describe six tips that can not only save you money, but can also improve your marketing strategy — and your results. To view these tips................. Click Here


By Wayne Elsey

Playing it safe is not the strategy nonprofit leaders need in the information age. In fact, it’s entirely the opposite. As a result, leaders — including board members — have to embrace the idea that failing is winning. In other words, fear-based leadership does not work, and now donors are too savvy to want to remain supporting a group that does not innovate and thrive.  To learn more about transparency........... 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 Chris Yuhasz 

To help you get the most from your outreach efforts, here’s a collection of five brochure copywriting breakthroughs. Gathered from nonprofit marketing pros, these tips can motivate your target market to give, give again, get involved — whatever you ultimately want them to do.

The common thread here is that effective brochure copywriting convinces. To read more....... Click Here.


Guides, Reports & Plans

When COVID-19 hit, many nonprofits were faced with the challenge of presenting their live fundraising luncheons and events in a new format – online through tools, such as Zoom.  I have enjoyed watching how nonprofits have risen to the occasion and used these opportunities to tell their story and connect with an even broader audience – people who could not have afforded a ticket or did not have time to attend in the past. I have seen many amazing moments on these virtual fundraisers and was glad to see best practices for a successful event documented. To read more on this subject............. Click Here.


By Amy Eisenstein

I never expect an organization to have a “perfect” board, but I do look for a few key indicators that board members are engaged and involved.

First and foremost, all board members should be giving their own personal gift. In addition, most board members should be generous with their time and resources. And at least some (if not all) should be willing to help with fundraising in some capacity.

That being said, most boards are a work in progress. I’ve never encountered any organization with a perfect board. Not yet, anyway. To read the entire article................ Click Here.



 By: Suzanne Smith 

Social Impact Architects


As a futurist for the social sector, I get asked a lot about what to expect from a post-COVID-19 world. While there are many things I don’t know, there are some that I do. For example, I know the social sector has risen to the challenge and opportunity of 2020 and will continue to do so as we ride the wave of the pandemic, navigate economic shifts and tackle equity issues. We can continue to “dare greatly,” as Teddy Roosevelt said, in a post-COVID-19 world if we set ambitious, but attainable goals. For that reason, we are outlining our Top 10 aspirational goals for the sector for the remainder of the pandemic and afterward. To read more about Atainable Goals............. Click Here.


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