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Building Diversity to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Nonprofit Board of Directors

Your board of directors is an important asset. These individuals are a key factor in guiding the direction and growth of an organization by making key decisions that define its

It seems like accreditation is everywhere. Is that true?

It’s true. Accreditation is everywhere!

Accreditation Maintenance: Key to Continued Achievement

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to earn accreditation, which affirms that you meet designated national industry standards, and that you are focused on supporting your staff, organization-wide continuous improvement and most

8 Questions to Ask When Starting on the Road to Accreditation

I am often approached by people who are just beginning on the road to national accreditation and have no idea where to start. Our conversations tend to follow a similar

Who should an organization have directly or indirectly involved in the accreditation process?

 In this short video, Jennifer explains which teams’ and individuals’ involvement  are required for a successful accreditation outcome.

Organizational Benefits to Becoming Accredited

Achieving accreditation offers human service organizations professional recognition for meeting quality standards in service delivery. It also provides clients and other key stakeholders with an appropriate tool for effectively evaluating

What are challenges that organizations often face when preparing for accreditation?

In this video, we explain some of the challenges organizations typically face trying to obtain national accreditation. When agencies understand some of these fundamental issues, it can equip them to

How do you best “sell” accreditation to board of directors and staff?

It is important to gain the necessary buy-in from staff and board members before undertaking the strategic process of seeking national accreditation for your organization.

The Final Deadline for Implementing FFPSA is One Year Away – Here’s What You Should Know

In 2018, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) mandated that Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs), in part, must be licensed by their state and achieve national accreditation to receive

BEYOND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: The Joint Commission Expands Its Profile in Child Welfare.

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care accreditation program has undergone some transformative changes in recent months.  These changes are expansive in their consideration for adoption, family preservation, foster and kinship

What is the importance of an annual plan?

 While a strategic plan is the long-term framework for what is to come, an annual plan – or work plan – is staff-driven, designed with specific objectives, outcome measures,

Accrediting Bodies Offer New Ways To Continue Accreditation Efforts

(Re)accreditation is often an important component of an organization’s strategic planning.  For congregate living facilities (residential or group home settings) seeking reimbursement under Title IV-E as a qualified residential treatment program (QRTP), achieving