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  • Change is Inevitable: Executive Leadership Transition

    A big thank you to Peer Reviewer and Executive Director of Champions for Children, Inc. Amy Haile for this

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  • COA Benchmarking: Meeting the Need for Data

    In 2016, COA began our 2020 strategic planning process. We talked with and surveyed our network on their reasons for seeking COA accreditation and how we could provide even more value to their experience. One recurring theme was the need for data.

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  • Social Distancing and COVID-19 Safety at Work: A Roundup of Resources

    As we head into winter with the pandemic still raging, we wish our entire COA community health and safety. We know that many of our organizations provide essential services and have quickly implemented practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. On

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  • 10 Resources for your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

    We at COA love what we do because we are passionate about promoting practices that will serve the greater good. Equity, diversity, and inclusion (or, as someone at COA recently put it, “belonging”) are critical components of that. We cannot

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  • Business Continuity Planning: Taking it from the Backburner to Front and Center

    A big thank you to Whitney Claire Thomey from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center for this guest post! Certain aspects of the risk management discipline are more compelling than others. It’s easy to see how Enterprise Risk Management

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  • Our Favorite Nonprofit and Social Work Podcasts

    Podcasts are a great way to learn and celebrate the work of our colleagues in the nonprofit and child welfare world. The list below includes some of our favorites for insightful and inspiring dialogue. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

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  • Leading Change

    Recent events are inviting and requiring organizations to engage in change at a pace previously regarded as impossible. Leaders and teams are faced with creating an array of strategies that are creative, represent innovation, and will result in

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  • The Secret Lives of the Self-Study

    Self-Study . The collection of evidence that COA-accredited organizations put together prior to their Site Visit that shows how they are implementing best practice standards. We at COA know that generating the Self-Study is a both a challenging

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  • COA 2020 Edition | FAQs About the Logic Model Standards

    This is Part II of a series on the thinking behind the Council on Accreditation (COA)’s 2020 Edition updates. Visit Part I here.    As we mentioned in Part I of this series, the goal of the COA 2020 Edition Standards is to promote

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  • COA 2020 Edition | Digging Into Our New Standards

    This is Part I of a series on the Council on Accreditation (COA)’s 2020 Edition updates. Visit Part II here. On January 15, 2020, we released an enhanced and refined set of private, public, and Canadian standards on our website. All of the

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