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Helix Strategies’ Alicia Stanley earns nonprofit ‘Standards for Excellence’ recognition in Pennsylvania

February 6, 2024
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Helix Strategies today announced Development Manager Alicia M. Stanley has earned recognition as a Standards for Excellence® Pennsylvania Licensed Consultant through the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO).

Stanley joins Helix Strategies President and Founder Ivy Buchan, who also is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant at both the state and national levels. Together, Stanley and Buchan help nonprofit organizations develop strategic solutions to their fundraising and leadership challenges.

“At Helix, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional strategic counsel to our clients,” Stanley said. “As a Standards for Excellence PA Licensed Consultant, that high level of service is now bolstered by the knowledge, skills and best-practice resources for excellence in the nonprofit sector.”

The Standards for Excellence program sets high standards and promotes excellence and accountability for nonprofits through self-regulation. The goal of the Standards for Excellence program is to help increase the public’s trust in nonprofit organizations, to maximize the impact of the nonprofit services to the community and to connect potential donors and volunteers with nonprofits that act ethically and are accountable in their program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising practices.

The program is overseen nationally by the board of Maryland Nonprofits and The National Ethics Standards Committee. The PANO Standards for Excellence program is overseen by an independent committee of PANO’s board, which includes leaders and professionals across the Pennsylvania nonprofit sector.

“Congratulations to Alicia for demonstrating the highest standards for nonprofit ethics and accountability,” Buchan said. “This achievement reflects her professionalism and commitment to excellence on behalf of Helix and our clients, and we couldn’t be prouder.”


About Helix Strategies

Helix Strategies offers strategic solutions for nonprofit organizations’ fundraising and leadership challenges. The firm’s mission is to empower organizations to achieve sustainable success. Helix offers a range of services, including fundraising, strategic planning and collaboration, membership engagement, support for boards of directors, nonprofit management consulting, research and evaluation, and more.  | LinkedIn

About the Standards for Excellence PA Licensed Consultant Program

The Standards for Excellence PA Licensed Consultant training program is an exclusive, professional development initiative offered by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). The program gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania interested in learning about the Standards for Excellence, implementing the code, and becoming accredited under the Standards for Excellence program. For more information visit: