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CEO Compensation Model Policy $15.00
This policy is established to guide (1) the determination and payment of base compensation to the Chief Executive Officer, (2) the conduct of the annual performance evaluation of the CEO, and (3) any pay for performance “bonus” in addition to base compensation. The policy is also established to help satisfy Internal Revenue Code provisions regarding the compensation of the CEO. Excise tax penalties can be imposed by the Internal Revenue Service whenever unreasonable or excessive compensation is paid to high-level employees of nonprofit and/or charitable organizations. The policy is also important because public awareness of excessive compensation can receive considerable negative media attention and harmfully influence the perception of charitable organizations in the minds of elected officials and the general public. Most frequently, the examples that are publicized involve compensation paid to the president or chief executive officer. Over and above any legal requirements or public scrutiny, good stewards of philanthropic resources derived from nonprofit members should be certain that levels of compensation of the President/CEO are reasonable.
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CEO Succession Model Policy $15.00
The stability and success of any organization depends heavily on having experienced, high quality, long term leadership in the office of the chief executive. The Board of Directors also considers stability in the position of CEO as critical to its long term success and that a smooth transition between holders of the office is a mark of a well-functioning Board. Bonus section: Foundation CEO Position Description.
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Code of Conduct Model Policy$15.00
An employee code of conduct policy goes hand-in-hand with the conflict of interest policy. It is a necessity for any foundation or nonprofit organization to create a work culture of honesty and trust. The code of conduct spells out the type of working relationship employees should have with the company and with each other. Set your expectations high and you will be pleasantly surprised that people flock to your enterprise.
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Conflict of Interest Model Policy $12.00
A conflict of interest policy is essential for any nonprofit organization or private foundation. It sets the stage for ethical operating attitudes and defines the priorities of trustees, directors, management, and all other employees whenever they are faced with two competing actions, only one of which is in the company’s best interest. Required by all nonprofit accrediting bodies and the new IRS Form 990.
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Electronic Communications Model Policy $12.00
Have you informed your employees that the foundation owns all emails sent on company equipment? You may find it important to establish the legal rights of the foundation. This policy is essential to modern offices that use computers, cell phones, and other electronic gear. All electronic computing and communications conducted by Foundation employees, whether for business or personal purposes, using Foundation- owned equipment or made during the course of performing work while employed by the Foundation are the sole property of the Foundation.
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Evaluation Model Policy $12.00
An Evaluation Policy helps a funder set high expectations as a learning organization. It clarifies for program officers and the staff that the foundation is interested in understanding what works and in learning from its mistakes. A policy eliminates the constant policy-level debate about what and how a grantee program is to be evaluated and what resources will be devoted to evaluation. It makes accountability part of the corporate culture and imbeds a higher-level of thinking about both grantee and foundation performance.
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Harassment Model Model Policy $12.00
Grow a respectful work environment and keep a professional, high-performance team functioning at its best. Any nonprofit or foundation seeking a workplace free from intimidation, hostility, or sexual harassment needs to start with a clear written understanding of expectations. This policy can be tailored for your business practices but it is invaluable to helping you set the tone.
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Notice: these model policies and procedures are intended to help get you started. They are not otherwise particularly suited for other uses nor are they portrayed to be legally sufficient to satisfy the requirements of your particular local or federal jurisdiction.

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