The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announced Cynthia Bledsoe, CEO of Blue Stage Group, in its 2014 Class of Licensed Consultants. Recently completing the intensive, three-day training, consultants are now licensed in every aspect of the Standards for Excellence program and are capable of assisting nonprofits nationwide. Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants use their new, extensive knowledge of the multi-faceted initiative to help nonprofits strengthen their governance practices and exceed the rising demand for nonprofit accountability. They provide nonprofit organizations with organizational assessments, consulting, training and assistance in the application process for national Standards for Excellence accreditation. Licensed Consultants may also use the Standards for Excellence training curricula and educational materials in all areas where the Institute does not have replication partners nationwide.
Heather Iliff, President and CEO of the Standards for Excellence Institute, shared that, “We are thrilled to welcome this prestigious group into our Licensed Consultant fold. This year’s class was our largest ever, coming at a time when the program is growing and expanding by leaps and bounds. More than ever, nonprofits are looking to live by these best practices in nonprofit management and governance.”