Principles & Practices


To maintain the trust and respect of our communities, it’s important that nonprofits manage and govern themselves by clearly defined and transparent principles and practices.

Principles & Practices: Best Practices for North Carolina Nonprofits contains 12 principles that help 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations build and improve the management functions essential to their growth and development, including:

  • Advocacy & Civic Engagement
  • Board Governance
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Information & Technology
  • Legal Compliance, Transparency & Ethics
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Program Design, Management & Evaluation
  • Strategic Communication
  • Strategic Planning

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