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The National Council of Nonprofits produces and curates tools, resources, and samples for nonprofits. View the most recent additions, browse by category or tag, or search for the specific information you are looking for below.

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Financial Management

Boards of directors have a fiduciary duty to ensure that the assets of a charitable nonprofit are used in accordance with donors’ intent, and in support of the charitable mission.

When tax-exempt charitable nonprofits earn income through an activity that is unrelated to their exempt purposes (such as activity that is commercial in nature, like sales of goods) and...


Understanding a nonprofit’s costs is necessary in order for charitable nonprofits to be financially sustainable.

Your nonprofit’s mission matters. And it costs something to deliver it!

Boards need up-to-date financial information so that they can make decisions with an understanding of the financial impact on the nonprofit.

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