Licensed Consultant Journey: Patricia G. Hanberry, MA

The Standards for Excellence® Institute continues to build a national network of qualified nonprofit consultants licensed to provide training, consulting, and support on the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. Standards for Excellence Institute Licensed Consultants come from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. In anticipation of the upcoming October 2017 Licensed Consultant Training, we're highlighting the [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|

Ten Years of Advancing Excellence

The Standards for Excellence Institute's Licensed Consultant training program is an exclusive professional development initiative for independent nonprofit consultants. The training offers the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about the Standards for Excellence, implementing the code of excellence, and becoming accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute. In May 2016, [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|

Congratulations to Our Latest Organizations!

The Standards for Excellence Institute congratulates two organizations who recently earned accreditation or recognition under the Standards for Excellence Institute: Service Coordination and the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation.

By | April 25th, 2017|

Standards for Excellence Leaders Weigh in on NANOE, per Nonprofit Quarterly

Standards for Excellence leaders weighed in on the controversial National Association of Nonprofit Organization Executives (NANOE) in a recent article from Nonprofit Quarterly. “What NANOE is proposing goes against every teaching out there, whether it be from the Standards for Excellence or Board Source,” said Daniel Billingsley, vice president of external affairs at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, a national [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|

5 Key Documents Your Board Members Must Have at Every Board Meeting

Rob Levit is a Standards for Excellence® Licensed Consultant. Are you looking to revamp your board meetings? Do you need help bringing life and purpose to your board? Begin by ensuring that each member of your board has the five documents listed below at every board meeting. The results will amaze you. Before I became a nonprofit consultant, I [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|

Build a More Engaged Board

When someone joins a board, there is the expectation of spending several hours a month working with others. Making those hours worthwhile from a personal as well as professional standpoint increases the satisfaction they get from the work, and enhances their enthusiasm for doing it.

By | April 3rd, 2017|

When is last time you asked, “Why are we doing it this way?”

I was reading an article from the Harvard Business Review the other day, and could not help but make a connection between the way highly successful for-profit corporations and highly successful nonprofit organizations deal with change. Successful organizations usually embrace change. Less successful for-profits and nonprofits tend to fear change. They rarely - if ever - ask themselves,“Why are we [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Recognized by the Standards for Excellence Institute

The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) has successfully completed the requirements for Standards Basics recognition. DESEU participated in the Standards for Excellence program through the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), a Standards for Excellence Replication Partner.

By | March 9th, 2017|

Foundations Reduce Uncertainty in Grantmaking

Foundations are committed to ensuring each project they fund is successful. By asking about participation in the Standards for Excellence program, grantmakers can be certain that applicants are operating in an upright, accountable, and ethical way.

By | March 6th, 2017|

Striving for Excellence: The Delaplaine Receives Reaccreditation

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, a Maryland-based nonprofit, was recently reaccredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute. The Delaplaine has been accredited under the Standards since 2003. Catherine Moreland, Delaplaine CEO, discusses the reaccreditation process in the Spring 2017 issue of Delaplaine Arts magazine.

By | March 5th, 2017|