Become a Partner in Excellence – it’s simple and free
Commit your diocese, parish or nonprofit to the Guiding Principles of the Standards for Excellence and to work toward implementing the practices and principles outlined.
Complete the free online application form to become a Partner in Excellence
Review your current operations through a self assessment checklist and then tap into the education resource packets provided to support your implementation of the Standards.
Join our online community to access free resources, receive our electronic newsletter, share experience on our online forum, and contribute to a national movement for ethics and accountability in the Catholic Church.

Set Your Parish, Diocese, or Catholic Nonprofit Apart…Earn the Seal of Excellence
Thanks to a special agreement in place with the Standards for Excellence Institute, Partners in Excellence through the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management can apply to earn the Seal of Excellence under the Standards for Excellence Institute members’ dues schedule.

The Standards for Excellence Institute accreditation program provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate that the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code Catholic Parishes, Dioceses, or Nonprofits® have been implemented. Receiving the Seal is recognition that your Catholic entity operates with the highest standards of accountability and ethics.

As part of the growing Standards certification program, parishes, dioceses, and Catholic nonprofits may voluntarily submit to a thorough review of all aspects of their operations and governance. Such entities that pass this review earn the Standards for Excellence® Seal of Excellence, showing that they go above the minimum legal and canonical requirements for a responsibly governed and well managed nonprofit.

For questions about how you can earn the Seal, check out the Standards for Excellence Institute website or contact Melissa Sines, Standards for Excellence Certification Manager at or 410-727-1726 ext 2337.

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