activities related to the day-to-day running of the organization such as: HR, legal, employees, administration & operations, training/orientation, etc.

A Tool to Attract Donors: GuideStar Seal of Transparency

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Are you aware of the benefits of obtaining a GuideStar Seal of Transparency? The Seal provides you an opportunity to provide donors and partners insight into your work beyond your tax return. This webinar presented by Aimee Arent, Executive Director of Friends of Ottawa NWR in Ohio, and Catherine Fox, Past-President of the Friends of the Hawaiian Islands, covered:

  • What is a GuideStar seal,
  • Why the seal is important to their groups,
  • How to obtain a seal, and
  • Benefits they have discovered

Here are the materials from their April 7, 2021 presentation:

We thank Aimee and Catherine for sharing their expertise. 

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Internal Controls: Tools For Building Trust

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Friends on February 11, 2021 Willem Stoeller presented the webinar, Internal Controls for Friends Organizations: Tools for Building Trust.

The webinar focused on:

  • Minimum set of required policies to guide your operations
  • Minimum set of financial internal controls

Here are the materials from the webinar:

We would like to thank Willem from The Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex for hosting such an amazing opportunity for Refuge Friends.

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CORFA 1st Annual Report

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CORFA wants to share our first annual report with Friends. It has been a year of transformation, speared on by the desire by Friends to strengthen the network of Friends working together to support each other and the national refuge and hatchery system. In the COVID-19 Friends are continuing to do incredible work in support of their organizations, communities, and national wildlife refuge and hatcheries. Thank you everyone.

Photo credit: Krista Lundgren/USFWS

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Of Dollars and Cents: How to Manage the Finances of Friends Organizations

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As a Friend board member are you ready to protect your organization’s assets? Every member of the board has the fiduciary responsibility to treat the nonprofit organization’s assets and other resources with the same care with which they would treat their own resources. This is part of a board member’s legal Duty of Care.

Willem Stoeller’s webinar on financial management and record-keeping for Friends organizations, with annual revenues of less than $50,000, takes the mystery out of this subject. Below you will find the recording and supporting documents:

This is a must see presentation for every board member and we want to thank Willem and Keith Palevsky for creating it.

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By Friends for Friends Webinar on Financial Management & Reporting

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