Rules of Engagement

Welcome to the Nonprofit Financial Commons! Our mission is to provide relevant and accurate content in a welcoming and supportive community to nonprofit financial leaders.  To that end, we will be working hard to ensure that we align our actions with that purpose. These Rules of Engagement should not only help you understand how to act within the community but also help you understand what to expect from other participants and moderators in this space. 

Posting Guidelines

  • Use the Search first – Do a quick search to see if your question has already been posted. 
  • Check the Resources – The Commons has curated a list of resources that address common nonprofit financial challenges. 
  • Be descriptive in your post – When giving your post a title, make sure to give a short summary of your post in the subject line so people know what they are looking at. 
    • Unhelpful subject lines: HELP. I have a problem.  Quick question… 
    • Helpful subject line:  Need advice on how to handle presenting a deficit budget at our next board meeting
  • Expect lively discussion – We know that for some questions there is one right answer. But for so many others the answer is often “It depends”.  The Commons is intended to be a vibrant community where diverse perspectives are shared. We also know that members rely on this space for accurate information. Expect moderators to clarify and correct inaccurate information as needed. 
  • Site administrators have the authority to remove any posts that do not align with ourvalues including the use of offensive or derogatory language.