Why do organisations lack a dedicated policies and procedures manual?
Perhaps the following are reasons:
- Lack of time to create the manual.
- Lack of a person responsible for the creation of the manual.
- The manuals are viewed as a less than fun (often viewed as boring) activity to create.
A policies and procedures is an essential component of any fundraising operation. The manual will be a reference point and will guide staff toward best practice operations across the department.
A solid policies and procedures manual takes time (usually about 2-3 months to create) and dedication to create. In the end, it can be fun and rewarding to have in place.