Monday, July 6, 2009

Announcing The New Preliminary Accountability Standards

For the last 12 years, the current Accountability Standards of the Charities Review Council have helped strengthen the nonprofit sector and to mobilize informed donors. But a lot has changed economically, demographically, legally, and socially during this period of time and the time had come to update and revise the standards to reflect this.

Over the past year, the Council’s Program Committee has led a process that brought together donors, institutional funders, academics, nonprofit leaders and community representatives to craft a fair set of standards that are sensitive to a wide variety of constituents and will further strengthen an already vital and indispensable nonprofit sector. A preliminary set of the new Accountability Standards were just unveiled last month at the Council’s Annual Forum and we are now embarking on a four-month public input phase to get more feedback before finalizing the new standards this fall.

These Standards are meant to help informed donors and accountable nonprofits, so your feedback is vital. Tell us what you think. We appreciate your comments and look forward to hearing from you!

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