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Educational Resources

The Standards for Excellence Institute has an extensive library of educational resource packets for nonprofit organizations interested in implementing the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. The resource packets include information on implementing specific standards, background information about the standards, best practices associated with the issue, model procedures, and sample policies.

The Standards for Excellence educational resources were prepared by conducting an exhaustive review of literature on a particular topic, pulling the most useful information, creating original materials (including model policies) where the available information is not sufficient, and packaging the materials in an easy-to-use format. The resources are updated regularly with new information and current practices.

Collectively, the resources cover each of the 67 standards in the Standards for Excellence code. These resource packets are available to members of the Standards for Excellence Institute and Replication Partners.  Become a member now!

Members: access the Educational Resources.

Examples of what’s included in the Educational Resource Packets:

Board Member Responsibilities:

Learn about

  • board’s governance and fiduciary responsibility,
  • board member’s legal responsibilities,
  • board member expectations,
  • strategic meeting agendas,
  • board member development and orientation,
  • board meetings and attendance,
  • and more.

The board member responsibilities packet includes:

  • sample bylaws
  • sample board evaluation,
  • position descriptions,
  • board member handbook,
  • board committees,
  • and more.

Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about:

  • creating a strong and effective JDEI policy,
  • things to consider in creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizational culture,
  • organizational assessment and planning for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,
  • and more.

The JDEI packet includes:

  • sample DEI self-assessment tool for nonprofits,
  • sample racial equity plan,
  • sample cultural competency policy,
  • and more.

Become a member of the Standards of Excellence Institute to gain access to all these valuable resources!

Members: access the Educational Resources.