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Student project for LEAD 501: Fundamentals of Nonprofits on Words Alive, a literacy organization that promotes reading for pleasure for children and adolescents through read-aloud programs and book groups.
The Executive Director, Jennifer Williamson, and the board agreed that a performance audit will help the organization reach the next level of compliance and professionalism. The evaluation team (the team) suggested the Standard for Excellence (Standards) because of its thoroughness, design, and detail to mission. Standards was preferred by the team because it was more comprehensive than other suggested evaluation tools such as the Better Business Bureau or the Independent Sector. The Standards was also more logically structured and easier to follow. The team felt that it would be easier to present the findings to Words Alive with the comprehensive questions that Standards provided.
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Nonprofit Administration and Management
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Becker, Brian; Jarvinen, Jason; Park, Lina; and Wilkes, Melinda, "Words Alive Standards for Excellence Performance Audit" (2009). Program Design and Evaluation. 10.