Annual Plan is Strategic Plan’s Greatest Tool for Success

Most nonprofit organizations have (or should have!) a long-term strategic plan, one that they have spent a great deal of time and resources to develop. By engaging various staff, board members and stakeholders, the strategic planning process can be an effective way to identify strategies that will support the organization as it strives to fulfill […]

Keeping the Competition in Perspective for the New Year

The heart of a nonprofit is its mission. Donors are an indispensable part of fulfilling this mission and the competition is fierce. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, as of 2015, the US is home to more than 1.5 million charitable organizations. Thinking about your competition in this way is certainly overwhelming – […]

Maintenance of Accreditation Key to Continued Achievement

Accreditation is an exceptional accomplishment for an organization. Awarded by an independent accrediting body, accreditation validates that an organization has effectively met designated national industry standards and is appropriately fulfilling its mission. Becoming accredited is a significant investment of time, effort and a multitude of resources dedicated to earning this distinction. Reaccreditation is a process […]

2015 Nonprofit Blog Recap

Did you miss an Accreditation Guru post over the past year? We published more than 25 nonprofit blog posts and below are some of our most popular articles from 2015. Thank you for reading in 2015. We look forward to providing you with more informative posts in 2016! Happy New Year! Accreditation Accreditation is Everywhere […]

Age Diversity Key Consideration in Building Modern, Effective Nonprofit Boards

Boards of directors are key participants in every nonprofit and are very often vetted through a rigorous selection process before being invited to join the organization. Most potential board members are ideally considered based upon strategic criteria including: professional experience and expertise, community ties, a personal connection to those the agency serves, and factors relating […]

Higher Education Accreditation is Being Analyzed From All Fronts

With the arrival of the 2016 presidential election season colleges and universities have become a major focus. Originally centered on the cost of tuition for public institutions of higher education, the debate has shifted to higher education accreditation including executive action on reforming an accreditation system (governed by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and […]

Family Volunteer Day 11/21/15

The 25th Annual Family Volunteer Day will be celebrated this November 21 as families come together to volunteer in communities all across the country. This can be an exceptional opportunity for nonprofits to invite families to volunteer their time and talents and build valuable, long-term volunteer relationships during the process. Powered by generationOn.org and Disney […]

Bring Your Annual Report into the 21st Century!

As the year draws to a close many nonprofits are scurrying to prepare for their upcoming annual meetings – which, most likely will be accompanied by an official annual report. For all the time, talent and treasure that go into the publication of an annual report, sadly it is seen by few, read by fewer […]