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  • Profiles in Accreditation: Presbyterian Home for Children

    Welcome to the Council on Accreditation (COA) blog post series Profiles in Accreditation!  The

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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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  • Healthy Aging: Multi-Generational Families and the Role of Grandparent Caregivers in 2020

    2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges for many organizations, communities, and individuals.  One segment of the population that has been highly impacted by the challenges of the current pandemic is the older generation in the US.  We

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  • How Nonprofits are Navigating the Uncertainty of the Pandemic

    The most vulnerable members of society have also been the hardest hit by the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The work of nonprofit organizations serving those populations continued largely uninterrupted over the past several

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  • Mapping Adolescents’ Community Histories

    A big thank you to Ruben Mina, LMSW for this guest post! Can you tell me the history of your community? Can you tell me some histories of your community? Yes, histories. Do you ever ask these questions of adolescents

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  • Finding Success in Partnership

    A big thank you to Shondelle Wills-Bryce, MSW of Sisters Keeping InTouch, inspires, LLC for this guest post! The peace and serenity of a spring morning is undeniable. Take a moment wherever you are and observe the synergy of nature surrounding

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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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  • Creating Empathy in the Workplace to Provide Better Services

    A big thank you to Catholic Charities of Buffalo, New York for this guest post! We at Catholic Charities Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program believe that empathy can create positive change,

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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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  • Additional Foster and Adoption Resources for Resource Parents

    A big thank you to Alternative Family Services (AFS) for this guest post! Did you read the earlier COA post on “6 Resources for potential foster parents” and are looking for more information and insights? Then you’ve come to the right

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