Sponsoring, Supporting and Partner Organizations
COA’s standards and process remain relevant because of our strong connections within the field of social service delivery. COA relies on these important relationships to stay informed about trends in the field, innovative practices, as well as to help advance COA’s mission by promoting best practices and to assist in increasing the value of accreditation. Following are specific ways COA categorizes its relationships within the field.
COA Sponsoring Organizations are separately incorporated, not-for-profit national membership bodies comprised of organizations that provide services that are accredited by COA. Each Sponsoring Organization is represented on COA’s Sponsor Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC meets with COA staff to provide feedback regarding COA’s standards and process and is represented by five seats on COA’s Board of Trustees. Members of Sponsoring Organizations receive a 25% discount on the accreditation fee for COA’s Private and Public Accreditation process. Click here for a list of Sponsoring Organizations.
COA Supporting Organizations are separately incorporated, not-for-profit organizations with purpose and value statements that are consistent with that of COA’s and with an interest and means to promote best practice in human services and the meeting of standards by providers of social services. Click here for a list of Supporting Organizations.
COA partners with a range of organizations around a variety of projects, including standards development, research, advocacy, government relations and promotion of best practices in organizational performance and service delivery. Click here for a list of additional partners.