Volunteers Working to End Hunger

On Sunday, March 11th, 365 volunteers came together at the Pequannock Valley Middle School in Pompton Plains, NJ to package 59,000 meals in a little over 3 hours. That is nearly 20,000 meals per hour or 327 meals per minute! Why did these volunteers come together and where are these meals going? Volunteers were middle […]

The CWLA Experience

Last week I attended the Child Welfare League of America’s (CWLA) National Conference in Washington, DC as an exhibitor. The title of the conference was “Making Children a Priority: Leading Change” and was attended by more than 700 CEOs, directors, social workers, and other leaders in the fields of adoption, foster care and other child […]

The Joy of Consulting

Some people envision the joy of consulting as being project diversity, flexible hours or working from home (with your dog sleeping next to you) and the best reasons to become a consultant. While these certainly are some great benefits (and my Giant Schnauzer, Cooper, would agree), I find the true joy in consulting to be […]

Remember to Say Please and Thank You

“Did you remember to thank Mr. Jones for the birthday gift?” “Did I hear a ‘please’ when you asked for the milk to be passed?” We all recall our parents giving us these reminders when we were little, don’t we? I certainly do and I see parents frequently trying to teach their children the importance […]

How to Prepare for Accreditation; Becoming nationally accredited

Two of the benefits of becoming nationally accredited are the commitment that is made to quality improvement and the documentation of critical administration, management and service delivery policies and procedures. An organization may pay thousands of dollars to an accrediting body and needs to assign personnel to the 12 – 18 month process of becoming […]

What is Accreditation?

What is accreditation?  This is an important question to answer for anyone who will be following this blog. Essentially, accreditation is a type of certification process.  An accrediting body or “accreditor” is one which establishes written standards against which other organizations or “accreditees” are measured and eventually certified or “accredited”.  The broad purpose of accreditation […]