Nonprofit Standards

A mission to protect and restore urban forests is strengthened through management standards and practices that allow your organization to fulfill its purpose and inspire public trust. All nonprofits are expected to be ethical and to implement best practices that ensure financial management and transparency, and standards for governance, management, and operations.

At every stage of community building is public accountability.  Download this tool to learn how to carry out eight areas of nonprofit governance and operations—and learn more about voluntary nonprofit certification programs.

Download Nonprofit Standards of Excellence & Accountability

This resource is part of the Community Tree Leadership Forum Core Modules.  In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foun­da­tion and the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Com­mu­nity Trees devel­oped a train­ing program to increase the impact of non­prof­its, service groups, vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tors, and com­mu­nity orga­niz­ers engaged in urban and com­mu­nity forestry.