Standards For Excellence

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The Standards for Excellence offers tools and resources to empower Community Benefit Organizations (nonprofits) to meet the highest standards of nonprofit governance, management and operations.

The program includes an ethics and accountability code consisting of 6 Guiding Principles covering 27 topic areas that outline best practices and legal components of nonprofit operations, educational resources, training, and two structured implementation programs: the Basics and a voluntary accreditation program.

In 2015 PANO released the 2.0 version of the Standards for Excellence Code! Check out the New and Improved Standards for Excellence webinar recording to learn about all the exciting changes!

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Our community of accredited nonprofit organizations can be found in 21 counties throughout Pennsylvania!

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“I can’t say enough about the greatness it has given our organization to meet each of the Standards for Excellence. Hard work at first because it looks at all internal systems and procedures, but the agency is given guidance, examples, and a lot more during the process and it is well worth it all in the end.~ Kay Washington, Executive Director, PathStone

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Visit the Standards for Excellence Institute website for more information regarding the program.

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