If you’re interested in learning more about nonprofit work, please find a variety of resources organized by category below. Simply click each heading to expand the list of links to more resources.
Nonprofit Leadership Lab
Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
Network for Good
National Council of Nonprofits
Legal Compliance & Preserving Tax Exempt Status
IRS Compliance Guide for 501(c)3 Public Charities – https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4221pc.pdf
IRS Stay Exempt Website – https://www.stayexempt.irs.gov/
A free brief legal advice clinic for qualifying Wisconsin nonprofits and organizations seeking tax exempt status. M-LINK assists qualifying organizations during a weekly clinic, which is run on an appointment only basis.
Board Effect – Sample Conflict of Interest Policy
Charity Lawyer Blog – Top 15 Nonprofit Board Governance Mistakes from a Legal Perspective
Donor Box – Nonprofit Bylaws Made Easy
Human Resources & Operations
Propel Nonprofits – Emergency Succession Plan Template
IRS and Wisconsin Division of Workforce Development – Employee vs. Independent Contractor
Blue Avocado – Salaried Vs. Hourly Employees
Applied HRM Externship Team – HR Toolkit for Nonprofits
Financial Oversight & Risk Management
Community Sector – Risk Assessment Template for Nonprofit Boards
Wallace Foundation – Audit Readiness and Internal Controls
National Council on Nonprofits – Step-by-Step Audit Guide
Blue Avocado – Internal Controls
Program Management and Effectiveness
In addition to those listed by category above, here are some of our favorite websites that offer free education on an extensive array of nonprofit topics.