Managing Difficult Board Members

You know who they are. They engage in sidebar conversations with other board members or even the members about what they think is wrong with the board or the executive director or the organization in general. They joined the board simply to promote themselves or their business and then come up with schemes to get the organization to buy their [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|

Understanding Nonprofit Obstacles: What Headwinds Do Your Clients Face?

When you travel from New York to London, the shortest flight is about 6 hours and 45 minutes. When you return, the shortest flight is an hour longer. Flying east, we have tailwinds helping us along. Flying west, we’re pushing against headwinds. Every time we make a plan, we’re also making assumptions. Some assumptions are simple and pretty universal – [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|

Licensed Consultant Thomas K. Hyatt Named Outstanding Lawyer by American Bar Association

Thomas K. Hyatt, a member of the inaugural class of Standards for Excellence Institute Licensed Consultants, recently received a 2017 Outstanding Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association. The award is presented annually to a lawyer for his or her distinguished service as outside counsel to nonprofit organizations. Hyatt is an expert Standards for Excellence Institute trainer and regularly participates in [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|

Licensed Consultant Journey: Bunnie Riedel

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 | June 6th, 2017|

Licensed Consultant Journey: P.J. Chambers

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 | June 2nd, 2017|

Licensed Consultant Journey: Robin Talbert, J.D.

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 31st, 2017|

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|