The Next Generation of Nonprofit Donors Seek Performance Metrics

The next generation of nonprofit donors has arrived. Gone are the days of charitable organizations relying on direct mail and telemarketing to secure the donations mandatory for successful mission fulfillment. In addition to Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y/Millennials and Generation Z, the first generation of the 21st Century, have emerged onto the philanthropic scene […]

Accreditation as a Marketing Tool

Your agency has put a tremendous amount of effort and resources into earning national accreditation – so now what? It is time to promote your accredited status and get the most from your investment by using your accreditation as a marketing tool. After all, sharing your success will only increase the value of your hard-earned […]

Accreditation in Action – The Children’s Village

The Children’s Village specializes in working with the most vulnerable children and families in the New York metropolitan region and beyond. The Children’s Village reaches thousands of children, teens and families through a variety of innovative community-based and residential programs. They have a strong commitment to national accreditation and the resulting benefits of being accredited, as […]

Accreditation in Action – Charis Youth Center

Charis Youth Center provides residential, educational and day treatment to emotionally disturbed adolescent boys and girls along with support services to their families. Our non-public special education school is a highly structured, therapeutic, educational and community-based program dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in need since 1984. 1.  Which accreditation does your […]

Tips for Recognizing your Volunteers

National Volunteer Week, an annual event in April, is a time for recognizing, celebrating and thanking individuals associated with your nonprofit association for their outstanding contributions as volunteers. It is an opportunity to honor these individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action, solving problems and accomplishing extraordinary things through volunteer service. Finally, it is a […]

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Every nonprofit organization will, at some point, be faced with the challenge of a change in leadership. While many of these transitions are anticipated as when a leader retires, other times an agency is faced with the dilemma of filling an unexpected opening. The key to making any leadership change a seamless process for staff […]

Accreditation is Everywhere

As a result of working in the accreditation arena, I have found that, more often than not, many people don’t realize how often accreditation actually touches their lives. Accreditation is everywhere! Briefly, accreditation is a formal process whereby organizations, institutions and professional programs are evaluated by an accrediting body against a host of best practice […]

Understanding Why Strategic Plans are Critical for a Nonprofit’s Success

Strategic plans are developed with a clear purpose – they define specific goals and illustrate the necessary pathways and timeframes toward achieving organizational success. Even with the best preparation, all nonprofit agencies assume some level of risk of encountering strategic challenges along the way. Understanding some of the key factors that can affect your strategy […]

Accreditation in Action – Anu Family Services

“Accreditation is one organizational investment that will keep giving, return after return, on your initial investment.” – Rob Edwards, EVP, Anu Family Services Anu Family Services has a 22-year history of providing innovative solutions to help create permanence, safety and wellbeing for children and their families. Services include treatment foster care, parent coaching and intensive […]

Accreditation in Action – Stanford Youth Solutions

Stanford Youth Solutions of Sacramento, CA is intensely determined to do whatever it takes to create success for the youth they serve and provide a chance at a healthy, productive and self-sufficient life. They have an unwavering commitment, both in theory and practice, to the sustainable success of their young clients and their families. More […]