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About the Center for Excellence

Our mission is to provide you with the technical assistance, tools and referrals to resources you need to build organizational capacity and achieve the goals of the NAMI Standards of Excellence.

Our staff offer leadership and nonprofit management resources, coaching and skill-based trainings through various educational opportunities throughout the year.

Tools for Excellence Resource Library

Toolkits, manuals, templates and informational materials for building organizational capacity and meeting the NAMI Standards of Excellence. The library contains resources developed by NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, and offers best practices and tools developed by experts in the field of nonprofit management.

Center for Excellence Monthly Webinars
Monthly workshops to assist NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates build capacity, operate successful and strong nonprofit organizations and reach the goals of the NAMI Standards of Excellence

NAMI News for Leaders Bulletins

Advisory Councils

  • Consumer Council
  • Executive Directors Council
  • NAMI Military and Veterans Council
  • State Presidents Council

NAMI Standards of Excellence

NAMI Standards of Excellence define the roles and responsibilities of NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, and express the necessary requirements for NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates to be chartered and affiliated with NAMI.

Latest on Standards: Re-affiliation

  • Town Hall Call: Re-affliation Launch Webinar
  • NAMI Affiliates seeking Re-affiliation--Find tools here!
  • NAMI State Organizations & Re-affiliation--Find tools here!
  • NAMI Leadership Institute

    The NAMI Leadership Institute, the educational arm of the Center for Excellence, offers opportunities for learning and provides enhanced technical assistance, tools, and the sharing of best practices among our leaders at all levels of our NAMI organization.

    • Teleconference & Webinar Calendar
    • NAMI Leadership Conferences

    Related Files

    SOE (PDF File)
    NAMI AHB 1.13.14 (PDF File)
    NAMI SOHB 2.5.14 (PDF File)
    NAMI AHB 2.25.14 (PDF File)