Why is community involvement beyond your organization so important?

Learn how implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility Program can enhance both your corporate culture, and help a non-profit achieve their mission.

Recommendations on using a consultant for the accreditation process

Is your organization considering accreditation? Here are some recommendations on ways a consultant can assist in your accreditation process.

We are happy to answer any questions on accreditation consulting that you may have. Call us at 212.209.0240 or email Jennifer Flowers

What happens when a mandate for accreditation is on the horizon or comes through?

If your organization is impacted by either a Federal, State or Association mandate, it is important to get in front of it early so you don’t get caught in the crunch-which can happen when hundreds of organizations try to get accredited at the same time

Is there any way to make accreditation fun?

Accreditation can be fun-it is possible! In this video, Jennifer will explain how.

What are some quick tips for maintaining an engaged board of directors?

In this video, Jennifer, provides some specific tips on how to keep your board members engaged with your organization throughout their tenure.

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.

Performance Measurement and the Growing Need for Metrics

 

One of the central components of national accreditation is the focus on performance and quality improvement (PQI) programs. This is the process of collecting, aggregating and analyzing data to discover trends and patterns and make improvements (or expand upon achievements) where necessary. However, it is not just the accrediting bodies, but funders, licensing organizations and individual donors who are looking for data on outcomes to help demonstrate mission fulfillment.

Nonprofits are increasingly being held accountable for measuring their service outcomes. And for health and behavioral service providers, the focus on process – or fee-for-service arrangements – is obsolete: the new priority centers on positive patient results, which must be documented.

As the saying goes, “what cannot be measured, cannot be improved.”

If you have questions about how Accreditation Guru can help your organization develop a robust performance improvement process, please contact us at 212.209.0240 or Info@AccreditationGuru.com.

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 service providers. Organizations that earn accreditation have reached beyond the minimum licensing standards and made a long-term commitment to strong governance, program consistency, outcome measurements and continuous improvement throughout their agencies.

Accreditation requires an organization to undergo an objective review by an independent accrediting body. Becoming accredited signifies that an organization is effectively managing its resources and enhancing the quality of life of persons served.