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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 our 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. The Licensed Consultant Training is an exclusive, professional development initiative that gives independent nonprofit consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with organizations across the country interested in learning about, conducting self assessments, implementing change, and becoming accredited in the Standards for Excellence Program.* 

The seminar will take place in Baltimore, Maryland October 24, 25, and 26 at the Hyatt Place in the heart of Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor East. Meals and refreshments will be provided during the seminar, and a reception marking 10 years of the Licensed Consultant program will take place the evening of the 25th (see program description for more details). 


Apply today to become a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant 

Program Benefits Applicants that are accepted to the program will participate in a three-day license certification seminar. The seminar includes:

  • Facilitation and training development to incorporate the Standards for Excellence in your nonprofit consulting practice

  • Background on the importance of self-regulation for the nonprofit sector

  • Overview of the Standards for Excellence program and the specific content contained within the 67 guidelines

  • Take-home tools to help assess organizations in alignment with the Standards for Excellence code

  • Educational tools for all Standards for Excellence signature training programs including PowerPoint slides, curricula notes, and resource handouts

  • Educational Resource Packets and Bulletins (3 full sets of each of the educational resource packets and bulletins (currently, there are 27 educational resource packets) included free – additional copies available to purchase at a reduced rate)

  • 20 copies of the Standards for Excellence Codebook (updated version released in 2014) (additional copies available to purchase at a reduced rate)

Participants in the program will receive a two-year license to provide Standards for Excellence consultation, including the ability to mentor organizations through the process of incorporating the Standards for Excellence to improve internal management and/or applying for accreditation to be awarded the Seal of Excellence

All Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultants are listed in our searchable online directory and featured with an individual profile page on the Standards for Excellence Institute’s website, promoting your status as a National Licensed Consultant in all facets of Standards for Excellence code. Licensed Consultants also have the opportunity to serve as an additional professional resource for the Standards for Excellence Institute on a contractual basis.

Download the full program description for more details about the Licensed Consultant Training program.


Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants work directly with
nonprofit organizations

Eligibility and Requirements Individuals must complete an application and become accepted to participate in the Licensed Nonprofit Consultant Training program. Applicants should be serving in a capacity that supports educating and working with nonprofits to implement and demonstrate organizational improvement and self-regulation. All Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultants must commit to program reporting and evaluation requirements, submit periodic reports on Standards for Excellence related training and consulting engagements they conduct, including client contact information for consulting engagements, and abide by all copyright, intellectual property, and derivative work restrictions of the Standards for Excellence Institute. See the program description for full details about Licensed Consultant eligibility and requirements. 

To Apply All applications for the 2016 Licensed Consultant Training must be submitted by July 1, 2016.  A screening process, including review of professional experience and references will be conducted by Standards for Excellence Institute staff. Accepted applicants must participate in all facets of the three-day training seminar, and enter into a written agreement with the Standards for Excellence Institute setting forth obligations and commitments as mentioned in the program description. Applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by August 5, 2016.

Apply now to become a Standards for Excellence Licensed Nonprofit Consultant 

Program Tuition 

The tuition for the 2016 Licensed Consultant Training is $1575 (does not include travel and lodging). A $150 discount is provided to individuals who are currently members of Maryland Nonprofits or the Standards for Excellence Institute. Payment is due in full upon acceptance into the program and subject to the program cancellation policy. Upon request, participants will have the ability to pay tuition in installments and must sign a payment plan agreement. See program description for more details. * 

Geographical limitations apply with regard to where Licensed Consultants can provide service. In areas represented by a Standards for Excellence Partner, Licensed Consultants will require written permission from the Partner to conduct Standards for Excellence related activities.  Partners may contract with Licensed Consultants to provide services within their regions. Prospective Licensed Consultants will require a letter of endorsement from replication partners operating within geographic areas where they reside and/or work. A current list of licensed replication partners and their regions can be found here. If you conduct your primary business within the geographic limits of a Standards for Excellence Institute Partner, please contact us to discuss arrangements. 

By Susan Larsen | June 20, 2016 | Uncategorized
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About the Author: Susan Larsen

Susan Larsen joined the Standards for Excellence Institute in January 2013 and currently serves as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. After receiving her BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County she held positions with Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD working with Internal Communications and television production for two of their popular networks. She found her calling with the nonprofit sector after volunteering with several local community organizations. Susan has previously served on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Baltimore as Co-Chair of their Communications Committee, and helped to establish marketing and communications strategy for the organization as well as launching their website. Susan is very active in her local community, including her daughter’s PTA, and is thrilled to apply her expertise in communications, logistics and operations to support a strong nonprofit community. She presently resides in Catonsville, MD with her husband, daughter and cat.