FARGO – The Village Family Service Center recently received Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards seal, a visual marker denoting nonprofit strength.
Nonprofit organizations, such as The Village, earn the Meets Standards seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard review process. This web-based tool is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits.
The review process examined four key areas: public disclosure, governance, financial activity and fundraising. The Village has aligned its practices, policies and procedures to widely accepted standards of accountability, resulting in greater strength and efficacy. By participating in the review process, The Village demonstrates responsibility, integrity and transparency to donors as well as the general public.
The Village’s full review report is available at www.smartgivers.org, and the organization will also be listed in Charities Review council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter.
The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training.
The Village’s mission is to improve the quality of life through services designed to strengthen individuals, families, and organizations. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner. Learn more at TheVillageFamily.org.