Category Archives: Public Affairs & Public Policy

Congratulations To Our Latest Organizations!

The Standards for Excellence Institute would like to congratulate several organizations that recently earned or renewed their accreditation under the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector: Crossroads Community Inc., Centreville, Maryland HealthCare Access Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland … Continue reading

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Leadership: Volunteers

The following post was written by Issela Sono, former Nonprofit Management and Governance Intern at the Standards for Excellence Institute®. Issela has volunteered in various nonprofit organizations in the Maryland and Washington, DC area while pursuing her undergraduate studies in Global Business … Continue reading

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Maryland Accredited and Recognized Organizations Listed in Baltimore Giving Guide

The Baltimore Business Journal‘s 2015 Giving Guide was recently released and features a two-page spread of the Standards for Excellence Institute. The spread includes a list of Standards for Excellence Accredited and Recognized organizations in Maryland. This annual publication comes out … Continue reading

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Sealholder Spotlight: Prince George’s Child Resource Center

Prince George’s Child Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that offers child and family support services in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In 2015, Prince George’s Child Resource Center completed their third renewal of their Standards for Excellence accreditation. I recently … Continue reading

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Apply Now for 2015 Licensed Consultant Workshop

The Standards for Excellence Institute® continues to build a national network of qualified consultants licensed to provide training, consulting, and support on the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. We are pleased to offer … Continue reading

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PA Association on Nonprofit Organizations Rolling Out Standards for Excellence 2.0

Standards for Excellence Replication Partner Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) is pleased to announce that they are officially rolling out Standards for Excellence 2.0 to the Pennsylvania nonprofit community. Beginning in June, PANO will be hosting 5 free in-person … Continue reading

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2015 LICENSED CONSULTANT WORKSHOP APPLICATIONS OPEN

The Standards for Excellence Institute® continues to build a national network of qualified consultants licensed to provide training, consulting, and support on the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. We are pleased to offer … Continue reading

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Lots of Annual Activities for Nonprofits to Keep Track of…

A few weeks ago, in this 52 Tips in 52 Weeks column, I noted that marking birthdays reminded me of the annual activities nonprofits need to take care to address in the course of regular business. That article focused primarily … Continue reading

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Nine Annual Actions for Good Governance and Management

Last month, my son turned two years old.  We had a big party with friends and family—pizza, ice cream, balloons, and even a cool 3-dimensional cake in the shape of a train!  I, on the other hand, will celebrate my … Continue reading

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When Did Lobbying Become a Four Letter Word?

Whenever I ask someone who works for a nonprofit if their organization engages in lobbying, they cringe at thought.  We don’t lobby; bBut we educate our legislators about our cause.  We don’t lobby; but we provide comments on the governor’s … Continue reading

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