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

One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Advantage Credit Counseling Service

Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service

Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates.
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