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Hoboken Parish Kicks Through Veil of Financial Secrecy, per National Catholic Reporter

The National Catholic Reporter spoke with Msgr. Robert S. Meyer, pastor of the first Catholic parish to become Standards for Excellence accredited - the Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul - regarding their decision to earn accreditation."The goal is that prudent stewardship is a vehicle 'so you can pass it over to the next generation.'"Read the full article here.[…]
By Susan Larsen | February 02, 2017 Read More>
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Standards for Excellence Ethics Standards Committee Advances Nonprofit Transparency and Accountability

The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2017 Ethics Standards Committee. The National Ethics Standards Committee is charged with overseeing the accreditation and recognition program of the Standards for Excellence Institute. Members of the Ethics Standards Committee are trained individuals responsible for evaluating a nonprofit organization's application for compliance with the Standards[…]
By Susan Larsen | December 15, 2016 Read More>
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Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Program Celebrates “Ten Years of Advancing Excellence”

In May 2016, the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Licensed Nonprofit Consultant program celebrated its tenth anniversary and “Ten Years of Advancing Excellence.” The Standards for Excellence Institute promotes fundamental values in the nonprofit sector such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability, all of which are inherently important in the nonprofit world. The Standards for Excellence Institute offers their Licensed Consultant training program to[…]
By Susan Larsen | December 14, 2016 Read More>
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2016 Class of Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultants

The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2016 Class of Licensed Consultants. Recently completing the intensive, three-day training, class members are now licensed in every aspect of the Standards for Excellence program and are capable of assisting nonprofits nationwide. Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants use their new, extensive knowledge of the multi-faceted initiative to help[…]
By Susan Larsen | December 09, 2016 Read More>
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Accredited Alabama Nonprofits Receive Local Grant Funds

The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama hosted a reception to recognize 14 organizations who will share more than $250,000 from a local grant fund, reports the Anniston Star. Three of the organizations have been accredited by the Standards for Excellence program through a partnership with the Community Foundation and the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, a Standards for Excellence Replication Partner. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama will use the resources to support a[…]
By Susan Larsen | December 05, 2016 Read More>
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Pennsylvania's Standards for Excellence - A Video!

The Standards for Excellence Institute would like to congratulate Replication Partner Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) on the success of their recent annual conference, "The Art of Courageous Risk-Taking." The Standards for Excellence was front and center throughout the conference activities. We are delighted to share this video that was a highlight at the conference, and  features organizations that have participated in PANO's Standards for Excellence program. Each[…]
By Susan Larsen | September 23, 2016 Read More>
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Know Any Nonprofit Experts? Nominate Them For Our Ethics Standards Committee

We are currently seeking a few nonprofit experts to serve as members of our National Ethics Standards Committee. The National Ethics Standards Committee is charged with overseeing the Accreditation and Recognition Program of the Standards for Excellence Institute, a project of Maryland Nonprofits. The Committee’s main roles and responsibilities include: Providing advice and guidance to staff regarding the periodic review and evaluation of the application policies, procedures, and[…]
By Susan Larsen | September 12, 2016 Read More>

Congratulations to Our Latest Organizations (6/23/16)

The Standards for Excellence Institute would like to congratulate several organizations who recently earned or renewed their accreditation under the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector: Arc of Washington County, Hagerstown, MD The Arc of Maryland, Annapolis, MD Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Baltimore, MD  […]
By Susan Larsen | June 23, 2016 Read More>
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CFRE APPROVED: Apply for Licensed Nonprofit Consultant Training

CFRE International has just re-approved the Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultant Training program as a provider of continuing education points towards their Fund Raising Executive certification. Participating in the Licensed Consultant Training will provide 1.5 points in fundraising and 7.5 points in non-fundraising towards your CFRE®.But time is running out to apply for the tenth Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultant Training program.Appy today to join[…]
By Susan Larsen | June 20, 2016 Read More>
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Replication Partner Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Receives Gift of Office Complex

On Wednesday, June 1, Standards for Excellence Replication Partner Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits announced that it has accepted a donation from Chesapeake Energy Corporation of a northwest Oklahoma City office strip mall housing dozens of nonprofit agencies, per The Oklahoman. Marnie Taylor, the center's president and chief executive officer, states that the donation is one of the most significant gifts in the organization's history. The three-building strip mall at was purchased by Chesapeake[…]
By Susan Larsen | June 03, 2016 Read More>
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