Red Cross Earns Seal of Excellence

From the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Meeting the Highest Standards for Excellence

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland is proud to have been awarded the Seal of Excellence by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations. The Seal indicates successful compliance with the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. An independent group of peer reviewers completed an ethics evaluation of our operations, work and accomplishments — which we passed with flying colors. The Seal of Excellence reflects a well managed, responsibly governed organization that is deserving of the public’s trust.

The 55 Standards for Excellence are based on fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Our programs and services, management, fundraising and financial practices were examined in depth before the certification was awarded.

By submitting ourselves and our operations to the scrutiny of independent review, we hope to show our donors and the general public that we are responsible in the use of resources and that we believe that honesty and integrity are part of what makes an organization strong.

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