Accreditation in Action – ICAN

The process of becoming nationally accredited has supported ICAN’s recent revenue growth and enhanced their reputation in the community. ICAN provides free, comprehensive programs that empower youth to be productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the community in and around Chandler, AZ. 1.  Which accreditation does your agency hold and for how long? ICAN holds […]

Maximizing Your Board’s Effectiveness

Maximizing Your Board’s Effectiveness Nonprofit leaders and Board members often ask about ways to maximize a Board of Director’s performance to achieve impact and effectiveness. While there are a number of areas that go into developing an engaged and effective Board, some of the initial key steps are outlined here. An effective Board begins with […]

Accreditation in Action – Youth Opportunity Center

The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC), located in Muncie, Indiana, is dedicated to helping at risk children and families in life changing ways. Since the early 1990’s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families to work together toward a brighter future. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of children and families […]

Accreditation in Action – Bayfront

Bayfront Youth & Family Services is dedicated to helping to better the lives of those in need. The agency provides a unique, specialized program that offers intensive treatment, therapy, and support to youth and families in need of social services. Bayfront Youth & Family Services has been and continues to be a model program statewide […]

Accreditation in Action – Hillsides

Hillsides is a premier provider of comprehensive, community-based and residential treatment services aimed at improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth and their families in Los Angeles County. The agency’s vision is to create positive, lasting change in the lives of the at-risk children and families they serve. Hillsides provides the highest […]

Accreditation in Action – Hathaway-Sycamores

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental-health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County and provides a comprehensive range of family-centered, social, educational, preventive and behavioral health programs serving children, adults and families in-need. 1. Which accreditation does your agency hold? Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services has been […]

Maintenance of Accreditation

The start of the New Year is the perfect opportunity to take stock of how well accreditation is being implemented throughout your organization and to proactively prepare for re-accreditation. Accreditation Guru has a Maintenance of Accreditation Plan that is designed to help properly maintain accreditation, including a strong focus on performance and quality improvement (PQI), risk […]

Accreditation in Action – Edison Court

Through out 2013 Edison Court put great effort toward becoming nationally accredited. As a result of their careful planning, dedication to the process and commitment to quality, the decision to accredit was “expedited,” which means that no further evidence was necessary following the onsite visit. Here is an account of how they have put accreditation […]

Accreditation in Action – Northside Psychological Services

Northside Psychological Services (NPS) provides a variety of counseling services to individuals and families and offers Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for organizations within the Georgia community. 1. Which accreditation do you hold and for how long? NPS became a part of Council on Accreditation’s (COA) Community of Excellence in 2008.  We have remained fully accredited […]