Volunteer Application
Standards for Excellence Peer Reviewer

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We're so excited you're considering volunteering with the Standards for Excellence Institute as a Peer Reviewer! If accepted, we're confident you'll find volunteering with us a refreshing and beneficial experience!

Volunteering as a Standards for Excellence Peer Reviewer is a truly special type of professional experience. Unlike more traditional volunteer roles, Peer Reviewers are trained individuals responsible for evaluating an organization's application for compliance with the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector®. Using a peer review process ensures that individuals with diverse opinions and expertise in the nonprofit sector review application packages and that the outcomes will be fair and unbiased.

Please note this is a mainly virtual volunteer experience and you will be utilizing and online application database to complete reviews and telephone or video conferencing to participate in meetings. If you are not comfortable utilizing this technology, this may not be the right volunteer opportunity for you.

This volunteer opportunity offers many benefits:
- Contribute to strengthening ethics and accountability in the nonprofit sector
- Network with other nonprofit management professionals
- Access professional development for your analytical and assessment skills
- Discounts on Standards for Excellence Institute membership

To be considered, complete the application below. Please note that although Peer Reviewer applications are accepted throughout the year, applications are reviewed by Institute staff quarterly. Reference checks and reviewer orientation (if accepted) occur during the following months: March; June; September; and December. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

LICENSED CONSULTANTS: If you are a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant and would like to participate as a peer reviewer, please contact Susan Larsen at 443-438-2323. You do not need to complete this application.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Larsen at 443-438-2323.

Contact Information

I am a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant

Licensed Consultants do NOT need to complete this application. Please contact Susan Larsen at 443-438-2323 regarding participating as a Standards for Excellence Peer Reviewer.

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Technology Needs

Reviewers are required to access application materials electronically via file sharing websites such as Dropbox.com. Materials are usually provided in formats that require Adobe Reader and Microsoft Office software.

In the next few months, we will be implementing a fully online application that reviewers can log into directly to access information. Applications will no longer be accepted in paper format.

Are you able to review applications electronically as described?