Standards for Excellence Accreditation Renewal Info Sessions (pre-recorded webinar)
If you are due to renew your accreditation in 2018, this webinar will be helpful to you. Simply click on the link, add your name and email, then click register. You will see the slides and hear the webinar through your computer. This is a pre-recorded session. Click here to view the webinar.
Because this is considered to be a continuous improvement process, in some cases a policy or procedure that was in place at your last application may no longer be acceptable. In some cases, policies that have not been reviewed since your last application may need to be reviewed again prior to submission to ensure their continued relevance, applicability and compliance with updated laws or regulations. Other matters that may affect what needs to be updated in your application include:
- There have been changes to the organization’s size, budget, number of employees or volunteers, or other operational structures and processes.
- The policy or document needs updated simply because of the passage of time and changes in leadership.
- If your organization has undergone a significant change in the organizational structure (e.g., a merger), please describe this process and explain how the organization implements the Standards in its new structure.
Addressing expectations from previous application
Your application should include information describing how your organization has addressed any expectations from your organization’s previous application. A copy of your latest Standards Seal Award Letter, which includes your expectations, will be provided to you upon request. You may also address any observations made on your previous application.
Application Fee and Licensing Agreement
Your application fee and annual licensing fee are based on budget size and membership status. The fee schedule is posted to www.standardsforexcellence.org/accreditation-and-recognition
. Members of Maryland Nonprofits should click the indicated link for a customized fee schedule. Fees changed at January 1, 2013, so you may be paying a different amount than you did the last time.
Once approved, the duration of your licensing Agreement will be five years, with a licensing fee due each year in the first quarter. You will be invoiced separately for the annual licensing fee.