Innovative Practices Award

Through its Innovative Practices Award, COA spotlights the inspirational efforts of organizations — their staff, board, volunteers, and partners — who bring lasting change to lives of vulnerable individuals. As an accredited organization or program, we know you are continuously working to improve your services using innovative practices that uniquely meet the needs of your clients and employing distinctive methods for increasing organizational capacity. 

Call for Submissions:

August 22 - October 6, 2017

We’re seeking competitive submissions for our 2017 Innovative Practice Award (IPA). Through the IPA, we ask our accredited and in process organizations to share their successful strategies to serve as resources for direct service providers, leaders, researchers, and advocates across the full spectrum of human services.

Winner Benefits

Winners will receive national visibility, and will be announced in time for promotion during the 2017 year-end fundraising season. Winners will receive the following benefits:

  • Showcase on COA’s website, newsletter, and social media platforms
  • Local, state and national media exposure (press release)
  • Guest article on COA’s blog 
  • Webinar presentation
  • Special IPA Winner logo for your website and marketing collateral 
  • IPA Plaque
  • Presence at COA’s next conference 

Application and Eligibility

Submissions are accepted from organizations currently accredited or undergoing Private, Public, Canadian, Military Family Readiness, and Child and Youth Development accreditation.

Click here for submission procedure,
timeline and guidelines.

Award Winners

View past award winners listed by season.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Children's Home Society of Florida delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Harry Hunter, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Peer Reviewer for the month of January 2013, Dr. Hunter has been volunteering for COA since 2005, conducting five site reviews.
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