10 Steps to Selecting an Accrediting Body

Selecting a national accrediting body is a significant commitment for a human service organization. The commitment goes beyond the initial three or four year accreditation cycle and, in most cases, it continues for many more years, sometimes even decades. Because of the investment in time, money and effort involved, the selection process should not be taken […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool – Part 2

Earning national accreditation is a stellar accomplishment – your agency has devoted a great deal of time, effort and resources into making this achievement happen. So what happens next? This past May, we published ‘Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool’ that discussed ways in which your nonprofit can best promote its accredited status and get […]

Accreditation in Action – Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries Serving Northeast Nebraska, Inc., is an agency dedicated to helping those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities or dependence on public support to become productive members of their communities. See how maintaining national accreditation has enhanced the work that Goodwill does with its clients and for the communities it serves. 1.  Which accreditation […]

Accreditation in Action – Twin Cedars

Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc. provides residential and community-based services to children and families in need in Georgia and Alabama. With a promise to “positively impact the lives of children, their families and support systems through the provision of multiple services of the highest quality,” Twin Cedars understands the impact that earning and […]