Standard 1: Oversight of Operations and Staff - Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity's operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO's performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.
- The board of directors does not review the performance of the chief executive officer (CEO) at least once every two years.
Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.
- The organization has an official assessment policy, however, it does not specify that this assessment will take place at least once every two years.
Standard 7: Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.
- The organization has not completed a performance assessment, and does not have one planned to take place in the next two years.
Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.
- According to the organization's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007, the organization spent $406,101 or (54 %) of its total expenses ($752,780) on program service activities.