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 […]

Benefits of Maintaining a Nonprofit Blog

Nonprofit organizations have a great opportunity to start the New Year with a bang and give special attention to their social media presence. Your online presence offers a multitude of avenues with which to positively connect with your communities – especially through a well-maintained blog. Consider these blog benefits to see how your agency can […]

Accreditation in Action – OhioGuidestone

OhioGuidestone provides pathways for growth, achievement and lifelong success, to help children, families and communities become stronger. With roots in Berea, OH, the agency’s supports reach statewide, with 13 offices in seven counties. Read on to find out how OhioGuidestone has put their national accreditation into action. 1.  Which accreditation does your agency hold and […]

Give thanks and appreciation to your valued donors and volunteers during this ‘Season of Giving’!

During this season of giving nonprofit organizations have a unique opportunity – and responsibility – to applaud the generosity we have been given throughout the past year and to celebrate the humanity that seems especially prominent during this holiday season. We know that our donors and volunteers are an invaluable part of our work – […]

Accreditation in Action – Family Service Madison

Family Service Madison, Inc., a local leader in providing mental health care resources and other services, including drug and alcohol treatment and anti-violence support groups to individuals in the Madison area, has benefited from national accreditation for more than 30 years! In this article they describe how accreditation has helped to advance their agency. 1.  […]