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Simple HOPE

Simple HOPE is the best place to start for anyone interested in learning about HOPE International. The core elements of HOPE’s teams and programs are explained simply and succinctly within this document.

Download: Simple HOPE (2 MB pdf)

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Strategic planning

HOPE International follows multi-year strategic plans. Our strategic plans include three core objectives intentionally ordered to build upon one another: Christ-centered, quality, and growth. In 2016 we added the element of actively listening to stakeholders as we explore HOPE's role in catalyzing transformation across the four domains: spiritual, social, personal, and material. We share our previous and current strategic plans here for accountability and gratitude to God for progress made towards achieving these objectives.

Download: 2013-2015 Strategic plan (623 KB pdf) – This document summarizes HOPE's 2013-2015 strategic plan, ordering goals in the categories of Christ-centered, quality, and growth.

Download: Vision 20/20 strategic plan (208 KB pdf) – This document summarizes HOPE’s 2016-2019 strategic plan, listing goals and describing the type of impact we’d like to see by 2020.

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Board of directors manual

The board of directors manual provides policies and procedures for how HOPE’s board operates, expectations of board members, how new board members are recruited, and other important functions of the board. It includes sample board member nomination forms and an annual board member survey to assess each member's feedback.

Download: Board of directors manual (118 KB docx)

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Board member skill map

The skill map is a simple way to track the strengths of board members in order to develop a well-balanced board of directors. This Excel file is blank and ready for any organization to adapt and use.

Download: Board member skill map (18 KB xlsx)

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Local board description

Local boards support, share, and serve HOPE International’s mission in their geographic area, playing a key role in building support for HOPE across the country. This PDF describes the role and responsibilities of a local board member.

Download: Local board description (483 KB pdf)

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Responsible stewardship resources from ECFA

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) provides resources that help organizations and churches build trust through stewardship in finances, governance, communication, and donor care. Accreditation and training are available in the Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™. Visit ECFA's website to learn more.

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