Earn accreditation for high standards in ethics and accountability

This national program promotes the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management and operations and encourages adherence to those standards by all nonprofit organizations. In partnership with the Standards for Excellence Institute, The Center offers access to the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

Members of the Center have special access to the full catalogue of comprehensive models and sample materials to help prepare for accreditation. Center members also receive a discount on the application fee to participate in the Standards for Excellence Accreditation and recognition.

All nonprofits can start with the Self-Assessment Checklist.

Login to the Center to access the following materials:

  • Annotated Education Packet Overview
  • Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation
  • Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Legal Compliance and Ethics
  • Finance and Operations
  • Resource Development
  • Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy