The 73 Standards are focused into five areas:
- Board Governance
- Financial Accountability and Transparency
- Staff Management
- Volunteer Involvement
To make the Standards Program as accessible as possible, the Standards have been categorized into three levels based on the size of your organization.
Standards Program Handbook (PDF).
Contains further details about the accreditation process and explanations for each of the 73 standards.
Going through the Standards Program gave us the opportunity to update and compare policies against leading practices, and provided direction for both board members and staff alike. Although the process of ensuring good governance is never complete, it’s important to provide volunteers with a level of comfort that the organization has a strong framework, and the Standards Program does that.”
~ Deirdre Roberts, Past Chair, Victoria Foundation
Working as a team, we were able to increase our organization’s transparency and capacity, and to strengthen public confidence in KidsAbility Foundation and the nonprofit sector as a whole – one of the key goals set forth by the Standards Program.”
~ Lisa Talbot, KidsAbility Foundation