Did you start your nonprofit at the kitchen table and now you need more structure?
Embracing Best Practices
Build Capacity, Accountability, Sustainability
Have you had these thoughts?
I know I'm doing good work but I need more support. I know my service is needed but I can't get funding. As daunting as incorporating my nonprofit or filing for tax exempt status may have seemed, it feels like that was the easy part! Learning how to manage a nonprofit and build a strong governance board seems overwhelming. I understand my service but I don't understand the business side. What do I need and where can I get assistance?
Standards for Excellence® in the Nonprofit Sector
Powered by The Standards for Excellence Institute®.
Encouraging excellence and integrity in nonprofit management.
The Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector (the code) is the centerpiece of the Standards for Excellence® program. The standards evaluate principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability in nonprofit program operations, governance, human resources, financial management, and fundraising.
The standards set a high benchmark. They go well-beyond the minimum legal requirements by outlining how well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits should operate.
The Standards cover six areas of nonprofit governance, operations, and management:
Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers
Legal Compliance and Ethics
Finance and Operations
Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy
As a Standards for Excellence® Licensed Consultant,
Glenda helps Nonprofits Achieve the Standards.
Get tools and templates so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Learn where to access additional support and information.
Participate in interactive training sessions and learn from a licensed consultant and trainer along with your peers.
Join Us to Help Make the Impossible,
For more than 20 years, hundreds of organizations have used Standards for Excellence® Code to help nonprofits become more sustainable and accountable. Learn how to use the Standards to propel your organization forward in this fast paced, participatory, virtual 3-hour introductory course.
The course will provide an overview of the Standards for Excellence 67 performance indicators and give participants an opportunity to assess their own organizations. Attendees will learn how to tap into a complete library of the resources available to nonprofits who wish to use the Standards for Excellence to strengthen their organizations. The concepts covered are relevant to organizations of all sizes.
Identify the 4 components of the Standards for Excellence Program
Describe the 6 areas and 27 sub-topics that provide a structured approach to building capacity, accountability, and sustainability in nonprofits.
Assess your nonprofit's policies and practices and compare them to the Standards for Excellence benchmarks.
Identify your nonprofit's most challenging standards and discover ways to overcome the challenge and implement the Standards.