I am seeking policy guidelines and especially samples for a very small Canadian charity.
I sit on the Board of the Revelstoke Hospice Society.
can you direct me to a no-cost or low-cost resource which might help us in our creation, updating and revision of our policies and procedures.
Many, many thanks,
Thank you for your patience in my response. Also, thank you for your question.
This is a great question and one we have put some thought and resources into! The Tool Box has a chapter (Chapter 9) devoted to organizational structure, including several sections specifically on boards. See https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/organizational-structure. Section 7, on Writing By-laws, may be particularly helpful. In addition, a brief literature search should also turn up a bookshelf of information on nonprofit boards and their policies.
Within the Tool Box, you may find Toolkit 4 of interest on developing a framework or model of change that may assist in thinking through issues like values and goals of the charity. See https://ctb.ku.edu/en/4-developing-framework-or-model-change. I hope these resources may be helpful for you!
Good luck on your important work! And, thank you for writing in!