Standards & Resources

The economic strength of Austin and health of its citizens depends on an effective, accountable and proactive nonprofit sector. The Standards of Excellence Committee is committed to strengthening the local nonprofit sector by providing learning opportunities for professional and organizational development, and establishing a forum where Executive Directors can share knowledge and collectively problem-solve.

In 2008, One Voice approved a Nonprofit Accountability Policy, encouraging members to commit to accountability standards. Every 18 months, the Standards of Excellence Committee updates a Standards Accountability Guide, which includes resources and guidance for improving the quality of nonprofits as well as a self-assessment that members complete to identify their organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Self-assessment responses are used to identify areas for group improvement, design programming and trainings, and establish mentorships. Individual agency information is kept confidential.

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