Each year, local non-profit Operation Transformation gives other community non-profits the opportunity to be reviewed for compliance with general legal and best-practices requirements through the OT Certification Yearly Checklist. The organization has announced this week that the OT Certification Team, comprised of professionals in many fields including legal and finance, has found seven local non-profits have met the requirements.
The organizations that made the list this year are A Beautiful Me, Blue Water Area Rescue Mission, Bridge Builders Counseling & Mentoring, Hunter Hospitality House, SONS, Spero, and Youth for Christ. The checklist is a way for organizations to be sure that they are using best practices to use donors’ money in the most ethical and efficient ways. It also gives donors some reassurance as to the effectiveness of their donations. There are nine categories in the certification process ranging from organizational and financial details to governance and risk management practices. According to their website, “The goal of this Self-Review Checklist is to be a support mechanism to assess that your organization’s house is in good order so that you will be better able to expand your activities and fundraising efforts.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.