Nonprofit organizations in New Mexico just got a little guidance in how to be even better at what they do.
The New Mexico Nonprofit Principles and Practices Guide, and a companion workbook, have just been published by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at the United Way of Central New Mexico.
“The intention is to support nonprofits throughout New Mexico to be more effective, efficient, sustainable, and compliant organizations,” center director Annie Sánchez said during a Tuesday news conference at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
“These tools offer standardized guidelines and actionable tools to support organizations with improving their operations and governance. Ultimately the Guide and Companion Workbook can enhance the effectiveness of the New Mexico nonprofit sector which is vital to our state’s ability to support and provide for each and every resident.”
The workbook not only leads people through the guide, but it also allows people to determine “where their organization stands in relation to the guiding principles, legally required practices and recommended standard practices,” Sánchez said.
Ed Rivera, president and CEO of United Way of Central New Mexico said the guide paid particular attention to “legal compliance, transparency and accountability” to help organizations of all sizes “improve their operations and governance and to fine-tune strategic planning and evaluation processes.”