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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

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.

Donna Mathews, Associate Director

Becoming accredited and maintaining our accreditation through COA has helped us increase our professionalism and thereby provide better services to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence survivors.
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Purpose

The for-profit organization ensures accountability through effective administration and management, and sound financial management practices that are in accord with legal and regulatory requirements.

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AFM 3: Administrative Oversight

The owner or designee effectively manages the organization in the achievement of its purpose by establishing polices and ensuring adequate resources.

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the AFM 3 Practice standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the AFM 3 Practice standards.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the AFM 3 Practice standards.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the AFM 3 Practice standards.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
No Self-Study Evidence
    • Policy manual
    • Interview:
      1. Owner
      2. CEO or designee

  • AFM 3.01

    The organization’s owner or designee:

    1. establishes policies; and 
    2. reviews policies periodically and when legal requirements or regulations change. 

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
    • One of the elements could be strengthened in some minor way.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement, e.g., 
    • A systematic review of review of policies has not been conducted for more than four years.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.

  • AFM 3.02

    Resource development responsibilities of the owner or designee include: 

    1. establishing targets and goals; and 
    2. ensuring adequate resources to support the organization’s services. 

    Interpretation: Resource development targets and goals should flow from strategic planning to ensure that programs and operations are appropriately supported. Strategies for resource development can include, for example, fundraising, grants, contracts for service, and new business development opportunities. 

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
    • One of the elements has not been fully addressed.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement, e.g., 
    • One of the elements has not been addressed at all.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.

  • AFM 3.03

    The owner or designee regularly assesses the organization’s financial capacity, risks, resources needed to provide services, and overall financial goals.

    Interpretation: Financial risk assessment involves the identification of factors or conditions related to funding and financial health that may pose a threat to the achievement of an organization’s objectives and purpose, and focuses on: 

    • the effectiveness and efficiency of financial operations; and 
    • the reliability of financial reporting.
    The following is a list of areas of known financial risk which or may not apply to the organization: 
    • fraud, misuse of funds, and potential conflicts of interest;
    • investments;
    • tax liabilities;
    • physical assets and financial information;
    • fundraising practices; 
    • compliance with laws and regulations; 
    • funding of benefits, including health retirement benefits, pensions, etc;
    • inadequate insurance coverage; and
    • contingent liabilities such as long-term leases.
    Interpretation: Review of financial risk should be part of the organization’s annual risk prevention and management assessment as defined in RPM 2.01. Review of financial capacities and resources should be part of the organization’s long-term planning and annual short-term planning processes.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.
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