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Financial Management

The Alliance has compiled this set of financial management resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Financial Stability Standards

The Alliance provides standards on financial accountability.

Sample Documents

The Alliance provides Tier 3 museum members with sample endowment and other financial policies and procedures.


Other Resources

Basic Overview of U.S. Nonprofit Financial Management

The Free Management Library offers the Basic Overview of U.S. Nonprofit Financial Management which discusses the processes and key terms.

Checklist to Assess Financial Activities in Nonprofit Organizations

The Free Management Library offers a Checklist to Assess Financial Activities in Nonprofit Organizations. The checklist indicators represent what is needed to have a healthy, well-managed organization.

The Basic Guide to Non-Profit Financial Management

Free Management Library makes available The Basic Guide to Non-Profit Financial Management. It has links to information on many topics, including budgets, accounting procedures, cash flow and financial reporting.

Board-Staff “Contract” for Financial Sustainability

This article from the Board Café notes that each organization needs to develop a clear and explicit agreement for how financial accountability will be ensured. Its Board-Staff Contract for Financial Accountability is a starting point in forging a partnership. This is one of the 5 most frequently reprinted Board Café articles.

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