One of the most frequently asked questions we get from organizations, is what the differences are between these entities: Accrediting bodies, licensing authorities, and certification organizations. In this article, we will explore the differences and the correlations between them.
Throughout, the United States opioids have seeped their way into rural and urban communities, affecting people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Public Health officials are calling the opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in our country’s history. In this article we explore the complexities of opioid use disorder and discuss the hope provided by advancements in medical technology, shining light on possible solutions to the epidemic.
Tis the season for expounding the virtues of professional social workers. Social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. As of 2017, over 650,000 individuals hold social work degrees. Committed to creating positive change, these individuals go to work everyday to address disadvantage through service delivery and advocacy, while simultaneously influencing broader social issues affecting our most vulnerable citizens. During the fall of 2016, I enrolled in the Advanced Standing Program at Columbia University’s School of Social Work with the desire to contribute to this positive impact.
As a Master of Social Work (MSW) intern at the Council on Accreditation, and in honor of National Professional Social Work Month, I would like share six reasons why your organization can benefit from having an MSW intern:
Community demographics are continuing to evolve nationwide, making the need for culturally competent organizations more prevalent than ever. In this article, we will discuss what this means for you as a provider of social services, and how your organization can progress in this realm by exploring the what, why and how of cultural competence.
Leadership teams often struggle grasping the scope of their governing body’s activities around financial audits, and specifically, the role of an audit committee. Here are a few comprehensive resources to answer everything you need to know about the role of audit committees.
Before defaulting to the same traditional annual report format you’ve been using forever, consider this fact: the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words. It's time to revamp your report, here we recommend several free and easy to use online tools to create dynamic visuals that will connect with your audience.
We know that strategic planning is a crucial process for all organizations. Notice the emphasis is placed on the process as opposed to the plan. Not to minimize the plan: it’s definitely vital to organizations. However, sometimes the process of creating the plan is just as important. It’s your opportunity to have rich conversation with stakeholders who are personally and professionally invested in the mission and share ideas about envisioning better outcomes for clients. Listed below are five quick ideas that are intended as suggestions to be included along with the activities that you already conduct. These ideas will help ensure that the process of strategic planning is also…well, strategic.