COA Announces NTEN as New Supporting Organization

Nonprofit Technology Network and the Council on Accreditation Partner to Support Efforts of Human Service Organizations to Use Technology to Fulfill Their Mission

NEW YORK CITY—March 12, 2013— The Council on Accreditation (COA), an international accreditor of community-based social and behavioral healthcare services, announced today the incorporation of its fifteenth Supporting Organization: Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), a membership association that helps the nonprofit sector use technology more effectively. COA’s Supporting Organizations, which include the National Association of Social Workers, the Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, and the National Council on Community Behavioral Health, are a cadre of organizations that share a goal of enhancing the well-being of individuals, families and communities internationally through mutual collaboration.  

COA and NTEN will collaborate on implications of trends in the human services field as it relates to technology and to educate social service organizations about how they can and use technology to work with greater social impact.

Richard Klarberg, COA’s President & CEO said, “NTEN’s valuable expertise and knowledge of best practices in technology will help COA to empower accredited and in-process organizations and programs to use technology confidently to expand the reach and impact of their services.”

Returning members of NTEN that are COA accredited or are in the process of pursuing accreditation will receive a 10% discount on their 2013 NTEN membership renewal. COA accredited and in-process organizations and programs that are not current members of NTEN will receive member discounts on select NTEN webinars. Contact Zoe Hutchinson for more information. 

COA is an independent nonprofit international accreditor of community-based behavioral healthcare and social service organizations for over 30 years. Originally known as an accrediting body for family and children's agencies, COA now accredits 47 different service areas and over 125 types of programs. In addition to standards for private organizations, COA has developed separate accreditation programs for public agencies, Canadian organizations, military programs, international adoption programs and after school programs. Currently, COA accredits or is in the process of accrediting over 2000 organizations or programs that serve more than 7 million individuals and families each year.


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Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

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Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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