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Whether your organization is newly started or decades old, strong governance, management, and operations create sustainability.

Embracing Best Practices

Build Capacity, Accountability, Sustainability

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Are you looking for a roadmap?

As the founder of a growing nonprofit or the Chief Executive of an established organization, running a nonprofit, partnering with the board of directors, and meeting community needs can be overwhelming.  Sustainability is top of mind more often than you would like.  Having a roadmap of best practices to create a new or to strengthen an existing infrastructure that addresses stewardship, leadership, and operations can be the solution your organization needs.  

Standards for Excellence® in the Nonprofit Sector


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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

  • Resource Development

  • Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

As a Standards for Excellence® Licensed Consultant,
Glenda helps Nonprofits Achieve the Standards.

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Participate in interactive training sessions and learn from a licensed consultant and trainer along with your peers.

Join Us to Help Make the Impossible, 

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Program Description

  • 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.​

Learning Objectives

  • 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. 

  • How well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits should operate.

    99 US dollars

4-hour session 8am - 12pm

 May 23, 2024

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