Published in 2010, Fair and Accountable: Partnership Principles for a Sustainable H
Endorsed by the Illinois Attorney General, the principles address mission, governance, legal and regulatory compliance, and responsible stewardship of resources.
Donors Forum introduced the Preserving the Public Trust Initiative to help nonprofi
Practices that should be followed when the City of Chicago or State of Illinois contract with nonprofits to provide human services.
Donors Forum issued its seminal publication Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices in 2004 as part of its Preserving the Public Trust Initiative. The publication, which offers guidance to nonprofits and grantmakers on governance and management, was updated in 2008 to reflect regulatory and legislative changes made since 2004, and to align with a set of national principles issued by Independent Sector.