Resources for Nonprofits
The Program has assembled an array of documents to support nonprofit contractors in complying with the standards set and reviewed during Monitoring visits. The tools include sample forms, procedural guidelines and training materials from the Program or its consultant, Compass Point Nonprofit Services.
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Financial Management Tools
Monitoring site visits result in more financial management findings than any other type of finding. Sound financial management practices are a key indicator if a nonprofit agency's overall health and stability. The following links provide the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) guidelines for financial management of nonprofit organizations, as well as tools nonprofits can use to strengthen internal controls and other fiscal practices.
Budget and Cost Allocation
The City requires that nonprofits receiving public funds clearly show how they allocate indirect and shared costs among their various programs. Cost allocation procedures can be complex, particularly for larger programs with multiple programs and funding streams. The resources below consist of guidelines and training presentations to clarify the standards for this fiscal practice.
The Board of Directors is legally and financially responsible for an agency. It's a critical role, and nonprofits must ensure that they have the right people in the job, and that those individuals fully understand and can carry out their role. The attached materials help board members fulfill their important governance duties.
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Understanding the OMB Super-Circular
Nonprofits that receive federal grant funding must comply with certain federal requirements, some of which have changed with the new Uniform Guidance. Below are some resources about these changes.
The City's Mayor's Office on Disability (MOD) provides several resources that may be helpful to nonprofits in complying with the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The mission of the MOD is to ensure that every program, service, benefit, activity and facility operated or funded by the City of San Francisco is fully accessible to, and useable by, people with disabilities.
San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force FAQs
The San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance is an ordinance to ensure easier access to public records and to strengthen the open meeting laws. Nonprofits that receive $250,000 or more in City funds must comply with what is called the Non-Profit Public Access Ordinance. The San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force hosts a website that answers the most frequently asked questions regarding compliance with the Ordinance.
Sample Policy Regarding Public Access (Word): Nonprofits monitored through the Citywide Monitoring Program must have a written policy documenting how the agency complies with certain elements of San Francisco Administrative Code 12L. The attached document provides a template nonprofits can use to get started.
Whistleblower Complaints Program
The City's Whistleblower Program receives, investigates or refers, and tracks complaints about employee misconduct, the quality and delivery of government services, wasteful and inefficient City government practices, misuse of City government funds and resources, and other improper activities by City government vendors and contractors. Whistleblower Program (PDF)
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