Nonprofit Guidance

Guiding Principles & Best Practices for South Carolina Nonprofits, 4th Edition (2017)
published by TogetherSC (formerly SCANPO)

Ten Minute Tips – A Case for Board Governance

Ten Minute Tips – Role of the Board Chair 

Ten Minute Tips – Using Effective Meetings to Engage and Energize Your Board

Ten Minute Tips – Planning for Change: Executive Transitions

Ten Minute Tips – Strengthening Your Organization’s Integrity Using Effective Conflict of Interest Practices

Ten Minute Tips – Creating High Performance Boards Using The Board Matrix Worksheet

General Policies

Bylaw Template

Bylaw Amendment Procedure

Board Composition Guidance

Conflict of Interest Policy Template

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Confidentiality Policy

SCFS Confidentiality Agreement

Document Retention Policy

Code of Ethics and Whistleblower Policy

Legal Compliance

TogetherSC (formerly SCANPO) Legal Compliance Checklist

TogetherSC (formerly SCANPO) Information Brief –  Can We Lobby?

Insurance – Types to Consider

Raffles in SC – Frequently Asked Questions

Sec of State Exemption Letter 2020

Board Committees: Sample Charters


Governance and Nominating

Finance and Audit



Board Member Recruitment And Elections

Guidance for Board Elections

Board Member Nominations Form

Request for County Partnership Legislative Appointment

SC First Steps Board Matrix Worksheet

Board Member Orientation

Board Member Role Descriptions (officers)


Vice Chair



10 Basic Board Responsibilities

Board Orientation Manual Checklist

Sample Board Member Agreement

SC First Steps Orientation – Power Points

Board Meeting Resources

Attendance Roster Template and Sample

Providing Public Notification of Board Meetings and Elections

Sample Media Advisories

Executive Session SC Code of Laws

Roberts Rules Cheat Sheet

Board Meeting Minutes Template with Consent Agenda

Board Member Minutes Template

Board Dashboard

Board Organizational Survey

Executive Transition Resources

Executive Transition Planning Guide

ED First Steps – Job Description 2016

ED First Steps – Advertisement Template

Executive Director Application Scoresheet

9 Must Ask Interview Questions

Executive Director Interview Scoresheet

Executive Session for Personnel issues – CEO Hire

Offer Letter Template2019 Secretary of State LetterDownload