The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) hosted a luncheon on May 4, 2006, in Columbus, to recognize nonprofits for outstanding community programs and service. Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) was presented with OANO’s Standards for Excellence Certification.
OANO has adopted the Standards for Excellence to promote ethical practices and accountability in organizations. The standards help to bolster public confidence and support for the nonprofit sector by promoting ethical practices and accountability. Agencies receiving the "Standards” certification have achieved excellence in Mission and Program, Governing Body, Conflict of Interest, Human Resources, Financial and Legal, Public Accountability, Fundraising, and Public Affairs and Public Policy.
OANO is a statewide association of nearly 600 nonprofit organizations representing the breadth and diversity of Ohio’s charitable nonprofit sector. OANO’s mission is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities.