The Arc Recognized by the Standards for Excellence Institute®
January 3, 2018
We are proud to announce that The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties has been accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute for successfully fulfilling the requirements of their Standards for Excellence® program. This accreditation illustrates our commitment to upholding the principles and practices of the Standards for Excellence®: an Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, which includes six areas of nonprofit operations: 
  1. Mission, Strategy and Evaluation
  2. Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers
  3. Legal Compliance and Ethics
  4. Finance and Operations
  5. Resource Development
  6. Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy.
Some of the areas reviewed as part of the evaluation include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Board conduct
  • Procedural review of disclosing and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Procedural review of preparing audited financial statements
  • Procedural review of program evaluation
  • Procedural review of organizational-donor accountability