Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara has successfully completed the Quality Assurance Review Process by the national Girls Inc. organization and is proud to announce it has exceeded the minimum requirement of 84 percent compliance— meeting 100 percent of all standards.
The Girls Inc. Quality Assurance Process is the national organization’s objective approach to evaluating each Girls Inc. affiliate by measuring 104 standards every six years.
The standards are distributed across ten categories: Governance, Mission and Strategic Position, Communications, Programs and Service Delivery, Advocacy, Information Technology, Human Resources, Financial Management, Fund Development, and Risk Management. The process involved collaboration between staff and Board of Directors.
“We are excited to have fully met every compliance standard for a quality affiliate set forth by the national Girls Inc. organization,” says Barbara Ben-Horin, CEO, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara. “A strong affiliate network strengthens the national organization’s position in advocating for girls’ rights and opportunities, which benefits girls in Santa Barbara and across the country.”
Developed in partnership between the national Girls Inc. organization and its 82 local affiliates throughout the United States and Canada, the national Quality Assurance Process distinguishes Girls Inc. affiliates as dedicated to strong governance and staff leadership, efficient fiscal management, and responsible stewardship of fundraising support. By creating strong, sustainable organizations, the Girls Inc. network is able to ensure continual delivery of services that empower girls to grow up healthy, educated, and independent.