Principles Workbook to Help Organizations Improve Governance

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The Principles Workbook: Steering Your Board Toward Good Governance and Ethical Practice, is an exciting tool designed to help the nonprofit community meet its commitment to examine and improve their governance practices.

Independent Sector developed the Workbook in partnership with BoardSource, the leading national resource on nonprofit governance. It expands and elucidates the Panel's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations, 33 recommendations that thousands of organizations have already used to strengthen their practices. The Workbook distills the core concepts in each of the principles and suggests points for board and staff to discuss about their current practices. Progress worksheets accompanying each of the four sections assist nonprofits and foundations in making plans and recording their progress.


Download a free copy of the Workbook from the Independent Sector website.

You can also obtain copies of the Principles online here.

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