The Standards for Excellence Institute helps nonprofit organizations achieve the highest benchmarks of ethics and accountability in governance, management, and operations. Through an exclusive agreement with The Arc, chapters have free access to the Institute’s Standards for Excellence®, an informative set of guidelines that promote high standards of ethics, effective management, and accountability in nonprofit governance. In addition to these guidelines, chapters can use additional educational resources. (Note: You must be logged in to view this page). Chapters interested in obtaining accreditation will enjoy discounted rates negotiated by The Arc. Contact Karen Wolf-Branigin for additional details.