Paper Shares Stories of Five Organizations that Apply "Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Practices" to Their Work

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Donors Forum issued its seminal publication Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices in 2004 as part of its Preserving the Public Trust Initiative. The publication, which offers guidance to nonprofits and grantmakers on governance and management, was updated in 2008 to reflect regulatory and legislative changes made since 2004, and to align with a set of national principles issued by Independent Sector. Endorsed by the Illinois Attorney General, the principles cover a wide range of important issues related to ethics, effectiveness, accountability, and transparency -- and go beyond federal, state, and local laws. The practices are specific steps organizations can take to implement these principles.

To demonstrate how grantmakers and nonprofits are applying the Nonprofit Principles to their work, Donors Forum developed five case studies published in a documented called Practical Application of Illinois Nonprofit Principles & Best PracticesGrantmakers profiled are The Chicago Bar Foundation and the Polk Bros. Foundation.  Nonprofits profiled are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Camp of Dreams, and Metropolitan Family Services.  Read the report at Donors Forum's Scribd account by clicking on the image above.

~ the donors forum team