Welcome to the Policy Bank, where you can find a range of free policies and procedures relevant to not-for-profit boards and committees and the organisations they govern.
Policies provided below are free for any not-for-profit organisation to download and use, so long as it is for a non-commercial purpose and that the organisation is not paying a consultant to carry out this work. Click here for our full copyright guidelines.Important notes:
Click the links below to find the information you need.
It's important to have your organisation's values set out clearly. They should provide guidance at all levels; "These are the things we must do, and these are the things we will not do."
These policies are designed help guide how the board, spelling out how it is to operate in different circumstances.
You'll need rules to regulate how you raise money and how you manage it once you have it.
Unless you have tight rules on how staff and volunteers handle money, you won't be able to guarantee your financial stability.
In the hyperactive media culture of today you need to specify who does what, who owns what, and who can speak for your organisation.
These policies outline how and under what circumstances volunteers can be recruited, their place within the organisation, and the rules they have to follow.
See also Human Resources policies, below. Many will be of relevance to volunteers as well as paid staff.
If you hire staff, you'll need rules to cover their conditions of employment. Be careful, though; laws change from time to time, web pages (even this one!) fall behind - you should check that these are still current before you adopt them as organisational policy.
Human Resources guidance notes
If you have some great policies that your organisation thinks would be of use to other groups, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Kathy Richardson, PO Box 354 North Melbourne, 3051.
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