View Full Version : Non-Profit Organization Best Practices

07-02-2010, 06:46 PM
I am trying to find sample purchasing best practices, policies, and/or procedures for non-proit organizations that ar funded by private donations. Would appreciate any suggestions/ideas.


09-30-2010, 02:35 PM
In order to find samples, you may want to contact the non-profits directly : Catholic Charities can be a good fit, since they have a pretty well organized structure.
What is the purpose of your research?
Do you have to set-up a purchasing procedure for your non-profit organization?

If so, my first suggestion would be : analyze what you buy.
Categorize it by value, by complexity, by decision criteria... This shoud help you get an outline for a policy that will be, basically :
A : How do I define my needs to potential vendors?
B : What should I expect from them and what will be my decision criteria
C : Exception management

I hope this helps.
Don't hesitate to come back to me with more questions.