Standards for Excellence 2.0


Standards for Excellence Series


Standards for Excellence is a nationally accredited curriculum that teaches best practices for nonprofit management, governance, and legal compliance.  The foundation of the Standards for Excellence® program is the published Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. It 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.

In the summer of 2015, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits released Standards for Excellence 2.0. The new curriculum includes expanded and enhanced benchmarks, including 79 benchmarks for best practices; new sample policies in social media and information technologies all nonprofits need to know; and improved information on outcome based measurements and logic models to prove mission impact.

What You Will Learn:
Session 1: Mission, Strategy, & Evaluation 
Session 2: Leadership, Board, Staff, & Volunteers 
Session 3: Finance & Operations 
Session 4: Public Awareness, Engagement, & Advocacy

What You Will Get:

  • Send up to two representatives to each of the four clinic series classes
  • Receive a hard copy and electronic version of the Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet Manual, which contains information, sample policies, forms and other resources to help organizations implement the standards
  • Receive an electronic copy of the Standards for Excellence Model Employee Handbook

Standard Price:

$600 for Center members (2 attendees per session)
$1,200 for non-members (2 attendees per session) Join now and save!

Each organization taking Standards for the first time is encouraged to send two people to each of the four trainings, preferably the organization’s Executive Director and the Board Chair. While all organizations are encouraged to send to participates to the entire, four-part series, Standards for Excellence scholarship recipients must send two representatives to each session in order to graduate.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call 1-800-338-1798 or email us.


Standards for Excellence Graduate Organizations


Click here to view the list of Graduate Organizations from the Standards for Excellence® program offered by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.