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Standards for Excellence:
An Ethics and Accountability Code
for the Nonprofit Sector

Ohio's nonprofit sector is committed to public service. Hard at work in communities across the state, nonprofit organizations are serving and meeting the needs of our citizens and strengthening our communities. The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) is committed to bolstering public confidence in and support for the nonprofit sector through the Standards for Excellence which promote ethical practices and accountability in nonprofit organizations across the state. The following organizations have received the Standards for Excellence certification.

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Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations   100 E. Broad Street, Suite 2440, Columbus OH 43215-3119
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