Innovative Practices Award
The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA to its accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices.
Call for Submissions: Winner to be honored at COA's 2016 Conference!
Deadline: October 30, 2015
Through its Innovative Practices Award, COA spotlights the inspirational efforts of organizations — their staff, board, volunteers, and partners — who bring lasting change in 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 distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.
We want to recognize you at our upcoming 2016 Conference, The Power of Collaboration. Submit an application for the opportunity to stand out among COA's community, profiling the great work that you do and the people that you serve.
Application and Eligibility
Submissions are accepted from organizations currently accredited or undergoing Private, Public, Canadian, Military Family Readiness, and Child and Youth Development accreditation.
Each submission is comprised of an application form, case study, and abstract. Download full details and an application form.
Private Organization Accreditation
Lutheran Social Services of New England is a high-performing nonprofit organization. LSS is a powerful difference maker and go-to resource, driving ourselves to constantly anticipate futures that are different from the past. For 140 years, LSS has been caring for people in need in New England.
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Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.