Introduction to Clinic SeriesPresentation Transcript
West Virginia Community Development Hub
Was formed in 2008 with the merger of Community Development Partnership and Community Collaborative, Inc.
Promotes and helps build an aligned system of community development for communities and providers.
Believes that the work of WV nonprofits is essential for community development.
Supports nonprofit capacity building as a way to strengthen community development.
What are the Standards for Excellence?
8 Guiding Principles and 55 benchmarks
Mission and Program
Conflict of Interest
Financial and Legal
Public Affairs and Public Policy
Standards for Excellence
A model for nonprofit organizations to implement ethical and accountable practices
A framework with a clear statement of the organization ’ s commitment to best practices
A self-regulatory tool to ensure public confidence and public support
A demonstration of the organization's commitment to public service
Standards for Excellence History
1998: Maryland Association of Nonprofits Launched its own Standards Program
2001: Began replicating the project nationally
2004: Launch of the Standards for Excellence Institute
2005: Launch of National Standards certification program
Standards for Excellence in West Virginia
The Hub is the only licensed Standards for Excellence provider in West Virginia.
The Hub provides the Standards for Excellence program though the Clinic Series Training
Standards for Excellence Institute provides a certification process for organizations that meet the standards.
Standards for Excellence Clinic Series
Consists of two one day sessions a week apart.
Covers all eight guiding principles of the Standards Code.
Facilitated interaction follows each topic.
Includes extensive materials and examples to help your organization meet the Standards.
Each organization may have two people at each session.
Standards for Excellence Institute Certification Program
Application process – a learning process in itself
Staff assisted Peer Review Process
Certification good for three years
Approved organizations licensed to display the Standards for Excellence seal
How do organizations earn the Seal? Submit application to SFXI Is the application complete? Undergo 2 nd review by Peer Reviewers Have the Standards been met? Undergo 3rd review by Ethics Standards Committee Should this organization be approved? Phase I Phase II Phase III
Who do I contact about the certification program? Angineeki Jones Certification Program Manager [email_address] 410-727-6367 ext 2337 www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org
For More Information Contact: Herk Conner, Program Coordinator [email_address] West Virginia Community Development Hub 301 Water Street Stonewood, WV 26301-4648 304-566-7332 www.wvhub.org