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Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice

Independent Sector

The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight and responsible fundraising. The Principles should be considered by every charitable organization as a guide for strengthening its effectiveness and accountability. The Principles were developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector in 2007 and updated in 2015 to reflect new circumstances in which the charitable sector functions, and new relationships within and between the sectors.

Visit the Principles Resource Center for to download the guide, reference edition, and get more than 300 other digital resources and tools to help guide your organization in good governance and ethical practice