Tulsa Area United Way receives accreditation for nonprofit excellence



The Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) is a recipient of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofit’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous Standards for Excellence accreditation program.

“The thousands of individual donors and companies who give to the Tulsa Area United Way every year do so confidently knowing their investment is being used efficiently and delivering results,” said Alison Anthony, President and CEO of TAUW. “This accreditation provides a ‘Good Housekeeping’ type seal of approval for the TAUW and will serve to bolster the community’s confidence in our value of transparency and dedication to excellence.”

These nationally accredited standards promote best practices for management, government and legal compliance in the non-profit sector. 

“The Standards of Excellence program is committed to raising the level of responsible practices in the nonprofit sector,” said Brent Sadler, Vice President of Community Investments at TAUW. “We look forward to sharing what we learned through the accreditation process with our 59 partner agencies.”

The Oklahoma Ethics Standards Commission commended TAUW for its thorough program evaluations, exceptional board governance and exemplary volunteer management. TAUW received additional commendations for a variety of best practices. Some of these commendations include:

Outstanding dedication to outcomes
Forward-thinking processes for staying aware of legal requirements
High quality advocacy policy
Robust Gift Acceptance Policy
Intention to keep ethics at the forefront of the board’s mind

The TAUW spent months adhering to the program’s comprehensive and rigorous standards for excellence and continues striving to set a statewide example for other organizations. 


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