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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

How to Get Involved in Our Learning Community


You and your organization can get involved in the customized Standards for Excellence® in two ways:

You can become an annual member of our learning community, Partners in Learning; anyone from the social sector, including nonprofit leaders and employees, individual consultants, philanthropists, fundraising professionals, etc. is welcome to become a member. As a member of our Partners in Learning community, you will receive a discounted rate for the Standards for Excellence® Clinic Series (a 2-day program) and for our individual topic sessions (2-3 hour programs).  You will also receive a reduced rate from the national Standards for Excellence Institute if your organization chooses to seek accreditation with them.

As a member, you will have access to Center staff and expertise and an online platform where we continually update helpful materials and resources for your organization.  Materials and resources include Standards for Excellence® documents that range from strategic planning guidance, to personnel policies and conflict of interest statements, to volunteer policies, tips on fundraising and working with donors, etc. You will have access to these documents that you can use and alter for your specific organizational needs.

If you are not a Partner in Learning member, you are still able to take the Standards for Excellence® Clinic Series and the individual topic sessions at a non-discounted rate.



Partner in Learning Member

General Public

Ability to attend Standards for Excellence® Clinic Series and Individual Topic Sessions



Discounted Clinic Series and Topic Session Rate


Access to Online Platform with Materials



Partner in Learning Annual Membership Fee                                                

Budget over $10M+...................$550                    

Budget $5M-$10M.....................$350        

Budget $1M-$5M.......................$275                    

Budget $500K-$1M....................$175                                                                   

Budget under $500,000.............$100                                                                   

Budget under $250,000…..…..$50                      


Membership Event Rate

2-Day Clinic Series -  $1000 per agency (up to 2 people per organization) 

Hourly Topic Sessions - $60-$90 ($30 per hour)      


General Public Event Rate              

2-Day Clinic Series -  $2,000 (up to 2 people per organization)         

Hourly Topic Sessions - $100-$150 ($50 per hour)


All fees and event charges are nonrefundable.


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