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Governance for Organizations


The Art of Leadership: A Board of Directors Guide to Roles and Responsibilities, plus the Montana Study of Arts Participation

This publication offers excellent information on participation and governance for Montana arts organizations, both rural and urban.


Montana Nonprofit Association's Governance Resources

The MNA site provides sample forms and policies in available in their online Organizational Development Resource Library.


Blue Avocado Board Café

Blue Avocado is the bimonthly newsletter of American Nonprofits, a membership organization that provides practical financial information and support to U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, staff, stakeholders and volunteers, created by and for community-based nonprofits. 


National Council on Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits produces and curates tools, resources, and samples for nonprofits.


Independent Sector's "Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice"

The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.


"Why Boards Don't Govern"

A June 2005 article from Grassroots Fundraising Journal by Jan Masaoka and Mike Allison.






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