Standards for Excellence 2.0 - Oklahoma Museums receive discounted rate


Posted by OMA on 06/29/2018

Hey Oklahoma Museums – we are partnering to bring you best practices for nonprofit management, governance, and legal compliance!  Sign up today!

Standards for Excellence 2.0

In partnership with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, the Oklahoma Museums Association is delighted to inform all Oklahoma museums they now qualify for the deeply discounted members registration fee for the Standards for Excellence 2.0 Clinic, now through June 2019.  OMA staff and board leadership completed the clinic last summer, and highly recommend all Oklahoma museums take this clinic. Register today and select OMA in the drop-down box when prompted. The next clinic will be offered August 28-29, with additional clinics being scheduled in the future.

Standards for Excellence is a nationally accredited curriculum that teaches best practices for nonprofit management, governance, and legal compliance. The foundation of the Standards for Excellence® program is the published Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. It identifies 6 major areas of nonprofit governance and management which contain 27 different topic areas. Each topic area includes specific benchmarks and measures that provide a structured approach to building capacity, accountability, and sustainability in your organization.

In the summer of 2015, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits released Standards for Excellence 2.0. The new curriculum includes expanded and enhanced benchmarks, including 80 benchmarks for best practices; new sample policies in social media and information technologies all nonprofits need to know; and improved information on outcome-based measurements and logic models to prove mission impact.

Standards for Excellence 2.0 includes expanded and enhanced benchmarks for nonprofit best practices, including 79 benchmarks for best practices; new sample policies in social media and information technologies all nonprofits need to know; and improved information on outcome based measurements and logic models to prove mission impact.

Session I: Mission, Strategy, & Evaluation
Session II: Leadership, Board, Staff, & Volunteers
Session III: Finance & Operations
Session IV: Public Awareness, Engagement, & Advocacy

Class Dates:                                   Drop Date: August 14, 2018
August 28-29
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. both days
Lunch Included

Location: 
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Training Room
720 West Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

CLINIC SERIES PRICE*:  Oklahoma Museums Receive Center Member Pricing, Yea!
Member Earlybird Price - $700 by July 28 (2 attendees per session)
Center members after July 28 - $850 (2 attendees per session) 
Non-members - $1,700 (2 attendees per session)

Register online here and select OMA in the dropdown box when prompted.

*This course is made possible at discount thanks to the Inasmuch Foundation.

While all organizations are encouraged to send two participants to the entire, four-part series, Standards for Excellence scholarship recipients must send two representatives to each session in order to graduate. Scholarship recipients must complete the entire four-part series, or must pay back awarded funds. Below are the Center's recommendations for who you might choose to send as representatives from your organization:

Session 1: Mission, Strategy, & Evaluation
Recommended participants: Executive Director & Board Chair (or other Board member)

Session 2: Leadership, Board, Staff, & Volunteers
Recommended participants: Executive Director & Board Chair or HR Director

Session 3: Finance & Operations
Recommended participants: Executive Director & CFO/COO or Board Treasurer

Session 4: Public Awareness, Engagement, & Advocacy
Recommended participants: Executive Director & Development/External Relations Director, Public Policy Director, or Board Chair

A huge thanks to the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits for their generosity in allowing Oklahoma museums to attend this Standards Clinic at such a reduced rate.  Oklahoma museums should take full advantage of this generous opportunity.  Your museum will learn so much!!