Standards for Excellence
Participating in the Standards for Excellence program is a way to strengthen your organization and set it apart as one that goes above and beyond minimal legal requirements. Accreditation and recognition through the Standards for Excellence Institute is available to any 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or 501(c)(6) designated nonprofit in the US.
There are many benefits to going through the application process that go beyond the self-assessment. The independent third-party review of your organization’s policies, procedures, and practices will give you confidence that your organization is committing the needed resources to your leadership, capacity, and infrastructure.
The Standards for Excellence Institute provides a model for organizations to implement in their operating plans so they can gain a deeper understanding of their effectiveness, improve their decision-making and minimize risks. Nonprofits can demonstrate that they adhere to this model through several options.
As a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant, I have received extensive training to help nonprofit organizations implement the Standards for Excellence code. I familiar with all of the Institute’s resources and am licensed to use their exclusive materials in the advancement of my work and the nonprofits and other institutions with whom I work.
Learn more at https://standardsforexcellence.org