The Standards for Excellence Institute®, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2013 Class of Licensed Consultants. Recently completing the intensive, three-day training, class members are now licensed in every aspect of the Standards for Excellence program and are capable of assisting nonprofits nationwide.
Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants use their new, extensive knowledge of the multi-faceted initiative to help nonprofits strengthen their governance practices and exceed the rising demand for nonprofit accountability. They provide nonprofit organizations with organizational assessments, consulting, training, and assistance in the application process for national Standards for Excellence certification. Licensed Consultants may also use the Standards for Excellence training curricula and educational materials in all areas where the Institute does not have replication partners nationwide. Many licensed consultants will also work with licensed replication partners.
Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., new Licensed Consultant, based in Bowie, Maryland, offered, “I walked away from the training encouraged that I have additional tools to deliver sound, compelling and powerful advice/consultation to clients. …I look forward to continued opportunities to help clients create structures and processes that yield Excellence, not only for the organization in general, but most importantly for those they serve.”
Greg Cantori, President and CEO of Maryland Nonprofits and the Standards for Excellence Institute, addressed the Licensed Consultant Class of 2013 and shared that, “Nonprofit organizations throughout the country are enthusiastically looking for help in meeting the highest standards. The Institute is reviewing more applications for our accreditation program and tiered recognition than ever before. We are thrilled to welcome so many outstanding and qualified consultants into our growing roster of Standards for Excellence Institute Licensed Consultants.”
The Licensed Consultant Program has grown each year since its inception in 2006. A full list of consultants can be found on the Institute’s website.
Here are the most recent Licensed Consultants:
Tara Andrews, Baltimore, MD
Mary Blair, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Jacquelyn Henry, District Heights, MD
Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., Bowie, MD
Megan LaRocque, Lutherville, MD
Michael Leibman, Washington, DC
Georgeann Luxion, Port Orange, FL
Carmen C. Marshall, Silver Spring, MD
Candace J. Mickens, Takoma Park, MD
Stephen H. Morgan, Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth Scott, Fairfax, VA
Trina B. Willard, Mechanicsville, VA
Wendy Wolff, Towson, MD
Kate Woodside, Highland Park, NJ
The Institute, an operating division of Maryland Nonprofits, uses the Standards for Excellence program as its vehicle for effective change. The Standards for Excellence program works to help nonprofit organizations act ethically and accountably in their management and governance, while enhancing the public’s trust in the nonprofit sector. To learn more, visit www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org.