Standards for Excellence 101

The nationally recognized Standards for Excellence® serve as ABN’s guiding principles in the delivery of our training courses, consulting services, and online resources.

The Standards for Excellence® is a national initiative to promote the highest standards of nonprofit governance, management, and operations. The centerpiece of this initiative is the Standard for Excellence® code, which is a set of proven best practices that helps nonprofits of all sizes and types be more successful in achieving their missions.

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ABN Members can take The Standards assessment at no cost. This assessment provides a road map for nonprofits to strengthen their organization through targeted training and consulting. Our members also have the opportunity to pursue accreditation.

Ultimately, Standards for Excellence® provides tools for ABN to boost community support and instill public confidence in the nonprofits of East Tennessee.

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Open enrollment for ABN membership and the training course catalogue launches in September. An in-depth workshop on Standards for Excellence® is slated for January 2016.