Boost Founder and Managing Director Arshad Merchant is licensed by the Standards for Excellence Institute® to support organizations at every stage of the accreditation process.

The Standards for Excellence Institute® encourages excellence and integrity in nonprofit management. Organizations voluntarily participate, and their internal practices undergo a rigorous "ethics checkup."

The Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector (the code) is the centerpiece of the Standards for Excellence® program. The standards evaluate principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability in nonprofit program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising. The standards set a high benchmark. They go beyond the minimum legal requirements by outlining how well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits should operate.

The Standards cover six areas of nonprofit governance, operations and management:

  • Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation
  • Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Legal Compliance and Ethics
  • Finance and Operations
  • Resource Development
  • Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy