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Sealholder Spotlight: Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana

Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana is a nonprofit organization focused on providing a network of supportive services to disabled individuals and their families. Disabilities include physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities. By connecting families that have similar experiences, Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana provides a channel for first-hand advice, knowledge, and information. Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana has been[…]
By Marion McCool | August 15, 2016 Read More>
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Sealholder Spotlight: DuPagePADS

DuPagePads is an organization committed to ending homelessness in DuPage County, Illinois. Founded in 1985, the agency focuses its efforts on creating a change in people's lives that will lead to self-sufficiency by providing interim and permanent housing to individuals and families in addition to supportive services. By providing resources that assist individuals in receiving life coaching as well as employment opportunities, DuPagePads helps to successfully put an end to the cycle of[…]
By Marion McCool | July 27, 2016 Read More>
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Ask a Simple Question for Nonprofit Impact

Winning Evaluation Strategies for Smaller Nonprofits  The following post was written by Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Elizabeth Galaida and is part of our “Ten Years of Advancing Excellence” blog series, celebrating ten years of the Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant program. Elizabeth Galaida is a career nonprofit specialist that offers strategic planning assistance and database renovation. Bringing the necessary depth and breadth of skills sets to bear, she specializes[…]
By Elizabeth Galaida | July 26, 2016 Read More>
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Reflections on Voluntarism

The thing about voluntarism is that it is addictive, so even as I entered my junior year at university and felt the weight of 400-level political science classes on my shoulders, I really wanted to keep volunteering. Fortunately, Towson University has phenomenal opportunities for students to get involved, including an Alternative Breaks Connections program. It was through this program that I was able to travel to Nassau, New Providence in the Bahamas with 17 other individuals for eight days of[…]
By Kayleigh Harper | June 28, 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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IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Releases 2016 Report

In 2014, it was my honor to accept an appointment to the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (the ACT). ACT members are appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and advise the IRS on issues impacting tax exempt organizations and government entities. The ACT includes external stakeholders and representatives who deal with employee retirement plans; tax-exempt organizations; tax-exempt bonds; federal, state, local and Indian tribal governments. My[…]
By Amy Coates Madsen | June 09, 2016 Read More>
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Planning Strategically Through Process Thinking

The following post was written by Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Arshad Merchant and is part of our “Ten Years of Advancing Excellence” blog series, celebrating ten years of the Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant program. Arshad Merchant recently founded Boost Social Sector Consulting to help nonprofit and other socially-minded ventures address critical challenges and pursue greater good. Drawing on 20 years in consulting, Arshad brings substantial experience in strategy,[…]
By Arshad Merchant | June 07, 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>

Congratulations To Our Latest Organizations! (5/24/16)

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: CALMRA, Inc., Beltsville, MD End Times Harvest Ministries, New Carrolton, MD Pathfinders for Autism, Hunt Valley, MDThe Standards for Excellence Institute would like to congratulate the following organization that has earned their recognition under the[…]
By Susan Larsen | May 24, 2016 Read More>
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