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•  Creating a Communications Calendar
•  Six-Step Crisis Communication Plan
•  More Engaging Volunteer Program
•  Anatomy of a Charity Media Hit Piece
•  Top 3 Website Trends for 2023
•  Moonshot Goals for the Social Sector

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.

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by Katherine Kerr Kubatzky

 

Article In Brief:

  1. The Problem: It is tempting to get into false thinking that nothing bad can happen to your organization. Doing so leaves you unprepared to communicate in a crisis.

  2. The Context: Every nonprofit has the same probability of experiencing situations, such as accidents or disasters, that can evolve into crises without proper planning.

 

The Solution: First assess the risks that your nonprofit faces. Then, using the six steps in this article, develop a crisis communications plan and train key roles in your nonprofit on their role and responsibility.  To read more in this topic.... Click Here.

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By Karin Tracy

 

Volunteers provide unmatched value for your nonprofit, whether they’re helping with your fundraisers, programs, or other essential community services. However, continually recruiting new volunteers to replace former ones can be a time and resource-intensive task. Ensure your program retains the volunteers you have and gives them the opportunity to make a real difference by forging a better volunteer program.

To read this complete article.......... Click Here.

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Resources & How-To's

 

Policy & Procedure Library 

Complete list of documents


Guide - How to Write Meeting Minutes

All Volunteer Organization?

Read This:
"All Hands On Board" (PDF)

Brochures
     Distilling you message (PDF)
Communications
     Getting the word out (PDF)
Strategic Planning 
     Effective Strategic Planning (PDF)

Fundraising
     20 Mistakes
Fundraising Readiness Checklist
     Get Checklist

Fundraising
     Staging  Special Events (PDF)

Fundraising
     Step by Step Guide (PDF)

Fundraising
     Organizing you office (PDF)

Fundraising
  Part 1- Getting Ready  (MSWord)
  Part 2- Identifying Prospects  (MSWord)
  Part 3- Cultivation  (MSWord)
  Part 4- Solicitation  (MSWord)
  Part 5- The Ask  (MSWord)
  Part 6- Preparing Proposal  (MSWord)
  Part 7- Stewardship  (MSWord)

 

Email
    Basics of Email Marketing (PDF)

Marketing
    Promoting your Program (PDF)

Risk Management
    Surviving a Crisis
    Lawsuits - Need to Know
    Collaboration Risks
    Volunteers - Balancing Risk

Newsletters
    Informing the Publilc (PDF)
Outcome Measurement
     Demistifying (PDF)
Board
     Leadership for Board Members (PDF)
Systems Checklist
     Get Checklist (MS Word)
Board Manual
     Checklist
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
      Workshop Listing and Description

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By Julian Gerace - Tapp Network

As we wrap up 2022 and move into 2023, many nonprofits are using the calendar change to evaluate and plan their digital efforts for the upcoming year. There is a lot to consider, including how to approach substantial plug-in and integration updates, organic content keyword optimization, and cleaning up outdated or unused information.

 

When you think about how to keep your website competitive and effective, consider some of the trends we've noticed across the top-performing websites in the nonprofit sector along with some tips for how to implement them in your own organization.

 

To continue with this article............. Click Here.

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By Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects

 

As a futurist for the social sector, I am often asked about what to expect in the future. 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 the post-COVID world and will continue to do so as we ride a wave of new public health challenges, navigate an economic downturn and tackle equity issues. We can continue to rise to the occasion if we set ambitious, but attainable goals.

 We believe the social sector is ready for moonshot goals – here are our top 10 for 2023. To review this entire article.................. Click Here.

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By Steven Nardizzi 

 

If you work in the nonprofit sector, you’ve likely seen the latest media hit piece on a well-known, reputable, national charity. This time, it was the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The story ran first on CBS News, but then, as always happens, versions of the story were republished across multiple outlets. Of course, because media outlets know very well what sells – and nothing sells like a scandal, especially when it involves a charity. 

To read this complete article........... Click Here.

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By Ann Green

 

I like to emphasize the importance of keeping in touch with your donors throughout the year. I hope that’s a priority for you, too.

 

Your donors want to hear from you and don’t just want to be blasted with fundraising appeals. The good news is that better donor communication (thank-yous and updates) can help you raise more money.

 

Ideally, you should communicate with your donors at least once or twice a month throughout the year. I know that might sound impossible, but it will be a lot easier if you put together a communications calendar (also known as an editorial calendar). To read more on this subject........... Click Here.

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