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Nonprofit Governance & Ethics


What Every Nonprofit Board Member Should Know
September 2010
Authored by: Robert A. Wexler

California's Nonprofit Integrity Act of 2004
Spring 2006
Authored by: Rosemary E. Fei


California Attorney General offers multiple resources for nonprofits that operate in California, including summaries of applicable state law, state forms, information on state registration and filing obligations, and information on fundraising and charitable solicitation rules.

BoardSource promotes effective nonprofit governance with publications, training, consulting, and free downloadable governance tools. Memberships are also available.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, based in San Francisco, offers courses, workshops, publications, and online resources to strengthen nonprofit management and governance.

Council on Foundations is a national membership organization of grantmakers, including family and company foundations and community foundations. COF publishes books, pamphlets, and on-line materials to keep grantmakers informed about good practices, legal compliance, and legislative developments, with particular emphasis on effective and responsible boards.

Association of Small Foundations provides similar resources for foundations with few or no staff.

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