Cincinnati Union Bethel has received the Standards for Excellence Certification from the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO). Cincinnati Union Bethel was honored at the Fifth Annual Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award Luncheon attended by more than 250 nonprofit executives, leaders and legislators at the Ohio Statehouse on May 11, 2010.
OANO has adopted the Standards for Excellence to promote ethical practices and accountability in organizations. Agencies receiving the Standards certification have achieved excellence in the following areas: Mission and Program, Governing Body, Conflict of Interest, Human Resources, Financial and Legal, Public Accountability, Fundraising; and Public Affairs and Public Policy. The certification reflects a conscientious and lengthy review of Cincinnati Union Bethel's program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising practices.
It takes great dedication to undergo the certification process. We are proud to give the honor to Cincinnati Union Bethel. Their work shows the commitment they have to those who benefit from their programs, their contributors and to the public, said Jennifer Williams, OANO's Executive Director.
Cincinnati Union Bethel provides supportive services and education programs that assist urban women, children, families, and communities to realize their greatest potential. Cincinnati Union Bethel operates three programs: Early Childhood Education at four Head Start preschools; the Anna Louise Inn, which provides low-income housing for women; and Off the StreetsSM, which provides support and rehabilitation services for prostituted women.
We are so honored, says Steve MacConnell, president & CEO of Cincinnati Union Bethel, because this certification is about the quality of Cincinnati Union Bethel's business processes and how well they're implemented. We're very proud of that.
Cincinnati Union Bethel was one of two new nonprofits to achieve the Standards of Excellence certification.
OANO is a statewide membership association of nearly 550 organizations that provides leadership, education and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio's nonprofit organizations to serve their communities.