National Principles & Standards: An Overview of Excellence in Action

Tuesday, June 30th

9:30 – 11:30 AM

Mary Ellen Calvert

Course Description

This webinar presents an overview of The Alliance EIA-Excellence in Action © Certification Program.  Based on The MS Alliance Principles & Standards for Nonprofit & Philanthropy Excellence©, this signature training program helps nonprofit and philanthropy leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers evaluate and improve their operations, governance, organizational culture, human resources, advocacy, financial management, fundraising, and program delivery.

Participants hone their leadership, governance, and management skills through a unique cohort experience, working closely with faculty and their peers to identify concrete strategies to improve the performance of their organizations. Core topics are:

  • The Value of Good Governance, Accountability, and Advocacy
  • Nonprofit Finances, Fundraising, and Evaluation
  • People Who Serve: Nonprofit Human Resources, Volunteer Management, and Strategic Alliances

Key Learning Objectives

  • See an overview of The MS Alliance Principles and Standards for Nonprofit & Philanthropy Excellence©
  • Learn about the components and outcomes of the Excellence In Action© (EIA) Certification Program.
  • Understand how and why EIA is built upon The Alliance Principles & Standards.
  • Develop an understanding of the benefits of EIA Certification.

Background Information

The MS Alliance Principles and Standards for Nonprofit & Philanthropy Excellence© are based on fundamental values of quality, responsibility, and accountability and they should foster an environment that recognizes, affirms, and values diversity, racial equity, and inclusion in all endeavors.  These principles, practices, and standards distinguish the nonprofit & philanthropic sectors from the government and business sector and provide specific guidelines for organizations to evaluate and improve operations, governance, human resources, advocacy, financial management, fundraising, and more.

The MS Alliance Principles and Standards for Nonprofit & Philanthropy Excellence© invite nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, board members, managers, volunteers, and staff to explore roles and responsibilities for charitable organizations that go well beyond traditional ways of achieving their missions by transforming:

  • Customary forms of governance to advocacy and civic engagement.
  • Basic human resource tools to create leadership and organizational culture.
  • Occasional partnering to intentional synergistic collaboration.
  • Passive acknowledgment of the need for diversity, racial equity, and inclusion to challenge ourselves and foster an environment that recognizes, affirms, and values diversity, racial equity, and inclusion in all endeavors as embedded across all MS Alliance Principles and Standards for Nonprofit & Philanthropy Excellence©.
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