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Ohio Nonprofits Earn National Accreditation

Eleven Ohio Nonprofit Organizations Recognized for Their Achievement of the Standards for Excellence® Accreditation

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Columbus,Ohio (PR MediaRelease) November 27, 2018

Nonprofit leaders from around the state gathered in Columbus November 8th to be recognized for their achievements at the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Nonprofit Excellence Awards. During the event 11 organizations were recognized for their achievement of the Standards for Excellence® Accreditation.

Among the 11 recipients were organizations serving a wide variety of constituents from start-up entrepreneurs to the arts community to Ohio businesses.

“The purpose of the Standards for Excellence® is to help nonprofits show accountability that will increase public trust,” said Executive Director Marcy Williams. “Every one of these organizations went through an extensive process including hours of training and a complex application, not to mention the review process. We are truly proud of these great organizations that are so committed to transparency and excellent operation!”

The foundation of the Standards for Excellence® program is the published The Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector created by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (MANO). According to MANO, the accreditation process “identifies 6 major areas of nonprofit governance and management which contain 27 different topic areas. Each topic area includes specific benchmarks and measures that provide a structured approach to building capacity, accountability, and sustainability in your organization.”

The Dayton Foundation was one of the 2018 recipients and supports the accreditation process in two ways: by achieving the accreditation themselves and by helping others in the Dayton area. Mike Parks, President of The Dayton Foundation believes in the importance of this process for his organization and others. “As an organization that has obtained the distinction of the Standards for Excellence® Accreditation, The Dayton Foundation has first- hand experience with the benefits from ensuring best practices are in place throughout our organization. Through our funding of OANO’s Standards for Excellence® Clinics, we seek to spread that high level of function and efficiency throughout our nonprofit community, resulting in a more effective use of donor funds. Simply put, the OANO’s Standards for Excellence® program makes a difference.”

This year’s recipients of this voluntary accreditation included:

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the 110,000 children waiting in foster care to be adopted. We are driven by Dave’s vision: to make sure every child has a permanent and loving family.

The Dayton Foundation: The mission of The Dayton Foundation is to empower others through philanthropy and community leadership.

Godman Guild: Promote strong families and strong communities in Columbus, OH.

Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the art and culture of the Greater Columbus area.

Jobs Ohio is a private nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.

Ohio Energy Project: We facilitate students’ and teachers’ understanding of the science of energy and its efficient use in order to empower the next generation of energy consumers.

Physicians Care Connection: To coordinate voluntary health care services for those who would not otherwise have access to medical care, through the leadership, training and volunteer services of health care professionals in the central Ohio medical community.

Rebuilding Together Central Ohio brings volunteers and the community together to improve the homes and lives of our neighbors in need.

Reading Recovery Council of North America ensures that children who struggle in learning to read and write gain the skills for a literate and productive future.

Rev1 Ventures: We help entrepreneurs of Ohio tech start-ups build great companies through our unique venture development services, business incubator and capital attraction.

SourcePoint: The mission of SourcePoint is to help our community set a course to live well after 55.

OANO is a statewide membership organization of more than 550 nonprofit organizations representing the breadth and diversity of Ohio’s charitable nonprofit sector. OANO’s mission is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities. More information can be found at www.oano.org

OANO is a statewide membership organization of more than 550 nonprofit organizations representing the breadth and diversity of Ohio’s charitable nonprofit sector. OANO’s mission is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities. More information can be found at www.oano.org

Marcy Williams
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Executive Director
6142800233
mwilliams@oano.org

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