Celebrating the Standards.

Congratulations are in order!

Each year, we take time during the Collaborative Conference to honor organizations for various achievements in the Standards for Excellence®. On Tuesday, October 12, we held a Standards Trivia Break with this year’s honorees! Test your nonprofit know-how with this eight-question quiz, one for each of the eight organizations we celebrated for achieving Basics Recognition, Standards Accreditation, or Accreditation Renewal in the past 12 months. Scroll down to meet all eight organizations and learn more about the Standards here.

Standards for Excellence® offers tools and resources to support nonprofits in meeting the highest standards, legal requirements, and regulatory compliance of nonprofit governance, management, and operations. Through the Standards, PANO offers an Accreditation and Basics Recognition process, trainings, the Standards for Excellence Ethics and Accountability Code, and educational resources.

More than an accreditation program, the tools, resources, and education available through the Standards help strengthen organizations from within, focusing on six core areas:

1. Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation 4. Finance and Operations
2. Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers 5. Resource Development
3. Legal Compliance and Ethics 6. Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy


Basics Recognition. Accreditation. Renewal.

A round of applause for each of these organizations for their achievements in Standards for Excellence! Some are celebrating Basics Recognition, others their first Accreditation, and still others their second or even third Accreditation Renewals.

Explore Our Workshops.

Each day of the virtual conference will feature workshops in the following workshop tracks, including a whole day of advocacy fun with conference partner GPNP: Building the Plane While Flying It, Caring for Ourselves & Each Other, Fundraising & Communications, and Leading through Change.