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  • Supervisor Causing Employees to Quit

  • Create Your Non Profit Content Calendar

  • Do You Have The Right Stuff to Lead?

  • Why Non Profits Are Leaving Facebook

  • Do You Demonstrate These Competencies

  • Your Non Profit Ready for a Mobile App??

  • The 5 C's of Employee Retention

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 Mike Bishop

Last year we hired a senior-level employee to fill a role that had previously been like a revolving door. This employee has done good work for us all along, in a position serving an important function in our organization. As a result, we recognize and highlight this employee’s contribution to our team quite often, both publicly and privately.

Recently, after one of these public tributes, some of our employees came forward, very upset, with complaints about working for this valuable employee. We have now received credible reports of a general attitude of condescension and contempt towards subordinates, an ongoing display of arrogance, and repeated accusations of incompetence, usually delivered with demeaning language. To read more.... Click Here.


by Maggie Stevens


A content calendar is a powerful reminder of where your nonprofit team’s attention and focus should be.

“Crawl, Walk, Run” is a methodology we love for starting new projects. As the name implies, you first master a basic version of a content calendar before trying to take on too much. With the basic version complete and functioning, you add on another layer, and begin to “walk” with your content scheduling. Finally, you’re ready to “run” and build out the  calendar with some granularity. The run stage may be something your marketing/communications team takes on as part of its marketing plan or something your entire team owns. 


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By F. Duke Haddad

Many of us choose to have a career in the nonprofit sector. In addition to changing nonprofit jobs and focus areas over time, we aspire to be nonprofit leaders over time. This process can take a variety of forms such as training, self-study, self-awareness, best of class reviews, mentor-mentee relationships and understanding what skills, attributes and qualities are inherent in a nonprofit leader. 

A nonprofit executive director has key responsibilities in their daily jobs. These functions are leadership of operations, board of director development and oversight, public and community relations oversight, fiscal management acumen, liaison activities between internal and external stakeholders, technological knowledge of systems, organizational development, legal compliance, and oversight. To read more on this topic............ Click Here.


Resources & How-To's


Policy & Procedure Library 

Complete list of documents

Guide - How to Write Meeting Minutes

All Volunteer Organization?

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"All Hands On Board" (PDF)

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

     20 Mistakes
Fundraising Readiness Checklist
     Get Checklist

     Staging  Special Events (PDF)

     Step by Step Guide (PDF)

     Organizing you office (PDF)

  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)


    Basics of Email Marketing (PDF)

    Promoting your Program (PDF)

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

    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
      Workshop Listing and Description

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By Kristy Fontelera

If you're in nonprofit marketing, you know that Facebook is the largest social media platform on the planet. Facebook has nearly 3 billion users, and that makes it the undisputed leader in social media. However, most of the users of Facebook don't live in the United States. In fact, 90% of them live overseas.

That singular fact should take some of the gloss off Facebook for nonprofit marketers in our country. Still, other issues exist as to why nonprofits are increasingly looking for alternatives to Facebook. I'll admit that our team is also less enamored with Facebook than we used to be in the past. And, at some point, I anticipate that there will be increased shifts away from the platform. To learn more about this topic......... Click Here.


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By Wayne Elsey

It’s easy to dismiss the idea that leadership doesn’t matter. Someway, somehow, things will just turn out the way they’re supposed to happen. However, leadership — particularly high-quality leadership — matters now more than ever for the nonprofit sector. To avoid failing, executive directors and other nonprofit leaders have to make decisions.

If you're a student of leadership, you'll find that many thought leaders have distilled qualities that leaders must possess. For instance, they include things such as being a curious learner who possesses excellent interpersonal, problem solving and skills for resilience. To learn more............. Click Here.


By Thayer Tate

Americans increasingly turn to mobile phones when they make appointments, purchase products and

services, check social media, perform web searches, and stream entertainment. As more nonprofits embrace

technology, many consider custom-built mobile apps to better market, fundraise, deliver essential services,

manage volunteers and engage more effectively with their audiences.

Nonprofits survive on very limited budgets. The resources they expend need to generate a return that sustains them. With such tight resources, there’s much less room to make a mistake and commit to the wrong mobile app, or the right one at the wrong time. To read more on this subject.......... Click Here.


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By: Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects   

You've likely heard that it's cheaper to keep a current customer than it is to get a new one. The same is true for employees. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) estimates that replacing an employee can add up to as much as 60 percent of their annual salary. Additionally, total turnover costs range from 90 to 200 percent of an employee's annual salary.


More simply, hiring new employees is costly. Organizations must search for the right candidates, go through a selection process and spend resources onboarding new hires. These expenses, coupled with lost productivity, negatively impact both the bottom line and a social impact organization’s ability to achieve results toward its mission. The best strategy for all organizations, especially mission-driven organizations focused on social impact, is to hire the right candidates for a role and retain them as long as possible.  To read the complete article......... Click Here.