As fiscal sponsorship continues to become a more widely used tool for charitable impact, it is important that 501(c)(3) organizations acting as a fiscal sponsor...
This Propel Nonprofits tool provides the description and calculation of 14 ratios, including a mix of balance sheet and income statement ratios.
Template is a sample of a Request for Proposal that your nonprofit could submit to a company for the preparation of yearly audited financial statements.
The Propel Nonprofits Balance Sheet Cheat Sheet highlights six key measures that are useful for all types of nonprofits.
This resource outlines the types of financial reports that are needed by a board, as well as how to present the information to the board.
Template to record your board meeting minutes, created for your convenience and to remind you of legal recommendations related to board minutes.
A tool for nonprofits to identify and track desirable board skills and characteristics, spotlighting what to seek from new board members.
Legal compliance and financial oversight are certainly on the list of board responsibilities, but they’re not enough for effective governance. Your board should be doing...
Propel Nonprofits 10-step budgeting checklist is a planning tool that reflects an organization’s programs, mission, and strategic plan.
This resource will help your nonprofit manage cash flow by explaining why, when, and how, plus providing strategies to help prevent cash flow shortages.
Propel Nonprofits resource that provides 12 signs that your nonprofit will be financially healthy over the long term.
Finding a nonprofit board to join can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you find a nonprofit board.
Based on organizational goals, there are many options along the realignment spectrum including program transfer, joint ventures, and others.
This guide outlines essential steps for Executive Directors regarding annual budgets, income, reserves, and financial governance.
This Propel Nonprofits financial policy guideline clarifies the roles, authority, and responsibilities for financial management activities and decisions.
Use this Propel Nonprofits checklist to assess your organization's financial management practices and identify areas for improvement.
This glossary provides definitions of terminology commonly used in nonprofit finance.
This Propel Nonprofits guide is designed to help nonprofits understand loans, uses for loans, and when loans make the most sense as a form of...
Article defines the two categories of restricted funds - those with donor restrictions and those without donor restrictions - and provides tools to manage contributed...
In this resource Propel Nonprofits sets out the 12 golden rules for nonprofit finance, including budgeting, diverse funding sources, and interdependence.
Study about ways to improve board function and effectiveness, and proposes discussion questions to facilitate conversations between staff and board leaders.
Sample reserve policies are provided by Propel Nonprofits that can be customized for your nonprofit organization.
This Propel Nonprofits resource is an overview of different overhead expense classifications, and what may or may not be included in IRS Form 990 and...
This outline for a social enterprise business plan is a guide for research, planning, and writing a business plan for nonprofit social enterprises.
Full study of 41 direct-service organization mergers in Minnesota conducted by MAP for Nonprofits and Wilder Research.
This is a synopsis of a study of 41 direct-service organization mergers in Minnesota conducted by MAP for Nonprofits and Wilder Research.
Tool designed to guide board discussion about cultural and developmental context and to recognize and consider alternative strategies to build on strengths.
Free resources from the Power of Possibility website help to guide nonprofit conversations about strategic alliances and restructuring.
This Propel Nonprofits resource explores the four financial components of nonprofits (revenue mix, infrastructure/expenses, true program costs, capital).
This article by Kate Barr clarifies the treasurer's and finance committee's roles so they play a strategic part in oversight, planning, and governance.
It's time for nonprofits to switch the narrative away from overhead costs vs. programming costs to an understanding of true program costs. This guide and...