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  • Addressing Practices in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    In many ways, this last year has created a crossroads for human service organizations. The effects of the

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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 guest post! Few nonprofit organizations are prepared for the transition of executive leadership that is coming and the impact it will have

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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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  • UPDATED: Help, I’m Mandated! Now What? Choosing an Accreditor

    Note: This post was originally published in 2017. Now that it's 2020, we decided to give it an update. The core information remains the same. Social service agencies across the world have voluntarily risen to the challenge of

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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 organizations that COA accredits are diverse in both the communities they serve and their reasons for seeking accreditation (or

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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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