Board of Directors

Principles & Practices

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence: ​A Self-Help Tool for Organizational Effectiveness

Based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility, and accountability, Principles & Practices includes guiding principles on 12 aspects of governance, management, and operations for both nonprofit board and staff members. It also provides specific benchmarks under each category to help nonprofits use best practices in their daily work.


Salaries and Benefits

Salaries & Benefits in North Carolina's Nonprofits

This report includes North Carolina data on salaries, total cash compensation, bonuses, and benefits (from health insurance and retirement plans to days off and executive contracts) and is broken down by: 

  • more than 300 different nonprofit positions 
  • budget size of the organization 
  • region in NC 
  • field of work 


We are currently working on a new updated report. Stay tuned!

Joan Garry Talks to a Martian

Joan Garry will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NC Nonprofits Conference, Embracing Uncertainty, September 13-15 in Concord.  She’ll also present a concurrent session entitled “How to Create a Five-Star Elevator Pitch.”  You don’t want to miss her, so act now to register before rates go up September 7. The Center interviewed her in anticipation of her visit to North Carolina, and this is what she had to say.