You Don't Know: What You Don't Know

Is your nonprofit really operating the best way possible? ABN can help you find out.

The nationally-renowned Standards for Excellence® code is a framework for the highest standards of nonprofit management, governance and operations. We can help our members align with The Standards through an assessment, resource library, training classes and assistance in the voluntary accreditation process.

standards-for-excellence.jpgThe First Step...

Take the organizational assessment. The entire process is FREE for members, $500 for non-members.

This simple online tool takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes. It can be completed in it's entirety or in sections by as many volunteers, staff and board members you choose. It's followed by a results workshop and an optional one-hour consultation.

After completing the assessment process, you will KNOW...

  • What your strengths and weaknesses are according to the Standards for Excellence® national model
  • Perspectives from your staff, board and volunteers - who will be energized by the opportunity to provide positive feedback
  • Which training and resources you need most
  • How to build trust with donors and supporters by taking this first step toward becoming a best-in-class nonprofit.

Ready to get started? Contact Dan: (865) 524-2774 or

Learn more about The Standards as well as regional programs and services offered through ABN. Plus, download your free copy of the code book. 

Standards for Excellence®