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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.

NAMI Standards of Excellence

  • NAMI Standards of Excellence
  • NAMI Standards of Excellence Workbook

A companion guide to the Standards of Excellence to help State Organizations and Affiliates assess readiness and find the tools necessary for organizational success.

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, State Organizations and Affiliates, and offers best practices and tools developed by experts in the field of nonprofit management.

  • Affiliate Development
  • Communication
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Nondiscrimination
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Human Resources – Staff & Volunteer
  • Membership & Dues
  • Programs

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
  • NAMI News for Leaders Newsletter
  • Friday Facts

NAMI Leaders Online Networking

Facebook and social networking opportunities.

NAMI on Campus Clubs

NAMI on Campus Clubs are student-led mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups tailored to the needs of individual college communities. Learn more about NAMI on Campus clubs!

Advisory Councils

  • Consumer Council
  • Executive Directors Group
  • NAMI Veterans Council
  • State Presidents Council

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