Best practices are specific, discrete ministry activities that measurably increase program scale, effectiveness, and/or efficiency, and can be replicated by other National Ministries. Best practices should be supported by evidence (data).
Compliance policies reinforce internal governance structures, increase transparency and minimize the risk of corruption. They can also be used to strengthen the organization’s reputation the eyes of key stakeholders.
Christian nonprofit organizations often expect that people will always make the right decision and act with integrity. But, if our organization fails to put structures, processes and controls in place identifying right practices and what is expected, we have failed to properly steward our offices and our people. It is not our employees or volunteers who have failed, but we who have failed. We are stewards of the gifts God has given (e.g., people, finances, time, access, mission), so we must be intentional about stewardship in these areas.
The benefits of providing that level of stewardship include:
1. Human Resource