The resources below have helped to add to my body of knowledge, particularly in nonprofit philanthropy, nonprofit governance, or the nonprofit sector. Please feel free to use them to aid you in obtaining more knowledge.


Donor Bill of Rights

AFP Code of Ethical Codes & Standards


Sample Data Use Policy (North Carolina State University)

Sample Bylaws

Sample Board Member Roles and Responsibilities Document


Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Association of Fundraising Professionals – RI Chapter (AFPRI)

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of RI (PPPRI)

Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)

New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP)

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)



UnderDeveloped – A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering

Growing Philanthropy in the United States

Making Change: How to Build Adaptive Capacity


Top 10 Fundraising Tips – Presented by Darian Rodriguez Heyman, author, Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals & Nicci Noble, president, Noble Services

Dan Pallotta TEDx talk 2013 – Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world.

Privacy and Ethics in Fundraising Research – Public trust in nonprofits and the fundraising profession is the foundation for giving. Prospect research professionals lead the way in establishing an information culture that respects donors. Find out how in this video.


Simone Joyaux, ACFRE

The Bridgespan Group

Nonprofit Quarterly

Board Source

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