ICDA Home  |  Our Community  |  About Us  | 

Policy Bank

Make a withdrawal (or deposit) now

These policies are free for any not-for-profit organisation to download and use, so long as it is for a non-commercial purpose and that the organisation is not paying a consultant to carry out this work. Click here for our full copyright guidelines.

How to use the policy bank

Here’s the short version about how to use our policy bank, or jump straight to the details here.

Step One: Look through the list of policies and procedures to locate the one/s that your board or organisation needs.

Step Two: Download the policy you want (meeting these conditions)

Step Three: Adapt the policy to suit your organisation.

Step Four: Circulate your draft policy for comment.

Step Five: Adopt the new policy at your next board meeting, and communicate that!

Step Six: Make a “deposit” with your own great policies.

Now you’ve got the drift, click here for more about using our policy bank.

Can't see what you're looking for?

CLICK HERE: Search our site now

If you can't see what you're after in our navigation menu, hunt for what you need with our site search function (powered by Google). You can sort by relevance and date to dig up policies, help sheets, articles and publications.

Important notes

  • You can't (or shouldn't) rely on these sample policies and procedures alone. They are a starting point, but you will have to adapt them.
  • Most samples include both policies and procedures (the policies provide guidance on standards, while procedures give instructions on implementing standards). We recommend adopting policies at a board level, while procedures are developed/signed off by the organisation's CEO.
  • We use the term 'board' to cover boards, committees of management, or any body that has final authority in your organisation. And, the term 'CEO' extends to executive directors, or your chief administrator.


Not-for-profit skills

Explore our library of free and members-only Tools and Resources now.


Our Board Matching Service

Find a board position, or advertise a vacancy here.



Recent sample newsletters for ICDA members | Subscribe now

View All