2017 Class of Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultants

By | November 20th, 2017|Licensed Consultant, Press, Uncategorized|

The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2017 Class of Licensed Consultants. Class members hailing from ten states recently completed the intensive, three-day training seminar and can assist nonprofits nationwide. Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants use their extensive knowledge of the multi-faceted initiative [...]

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5 Ways to Make Changes That Stick

By | September 11th, 2017|Leadership, Licensed Consultant, Mission and Program, Planning, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

As a Standards for Excellence Institute Licensed Consultant, I sometimes see organizations crumble when faced with change. Both internal and external factors force organizations to change their way of operating and fulfilling their missions. When external changes arise, (such as changes in grants, donors, or volunteers) nonprofit organization are left to cope with limited resources. [...]

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Congratulations To Our Latest Organizations!

By | August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Standards for Excellence Institute would like to congratulate several organizations who recently earned or renewed their accreditation or recognition under the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

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Do’s and Don’ts of a Strategic Planning Retreat

By | August 21st, 2017|Mission, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

As an executive director, board member, and Licensed Consultant through the Standards for Excellence Institute®, I have attended and administered multiple strategic planning retreats. These getaways have the best of intentions – advancing the mission and vision of the organization, building a closer relationship between board and staff, updating the strategic plan to reflect current [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: 5 Steps to a Sustainable Strategic Plan

By | July 24th, 2017|Nonprofit, Planning, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

Photo Credit: Credit to Sharon Fullerton Photography. Life is like a “choose your own adventure” book. With each choice we make, our adventure changes. With one big difference. In a “choose your own adventure” book, we don’t know where the decisions will lead us (unless we look at the end). But in [...]

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Managing Difficult Board Members

By | June 28th, 2017|Ethics, Governing Board, Nonprofit, Operational management, Policies, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Understanding Nonprofit Obstacles: What Headwinds Do Your Clients Face?

By | June 28th, 2017|Governing Board, Nonprofit, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Licensed Consultant Journey: Bunnie Riedel

By | June 6th, 2017|Licensed Consultant, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Licensed Consultant Journey: P.J. Chambers

By | June 2nd, 2017|Licensed Consultant, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Licensed Consultant Journey: Robin Talbert, J.D.

By | May 31st, 2017|Licensed Consultant, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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