The key to a strong, sustainable nonprofit organization is good people and good programs, of course. But it is also critical to have an organization that functions well, and a corporate structure that aligns with your mission, vision, values, and culture. To build that, it is important to know what is in place and what is working well.
This webinar is the first of two in which NAWi, the technical assistance partner of the Urban Economic Development Association, will introduce the Standards for Excellence as a tool to help nonprofits look at their governance (the board) and operations (the admin staff).
The Standards are a nationally recognized code for nonprofits that has been around for more than 20 years. Although nonprofits can be accredited in the Standards, this webinar will introduce the 6 guiding principles in the code as a lens through which to look at your nonprofit.
If you complete both sessions, you will be given a quick self-assessment tool to get a glimpse on how you are doing. You will also get an hour-long consultation with one of the facilitators to talk through what you learned and what you might want to do next.
The first session will focus on: