Standards of Excellence

The Standards of Excellence (SOE) initiative was developed by NAMI in response to grassroots feedback and increasing regulations of nonprofits.  It was established to strengthen and protect affiliates in an ever-changing environment. Action items in the Standards are based on best practices, IRS and legal requirements, as well as operations practices that will contribute to greater consistency across NAMI affiliates. The goal is to provide for as much flexibility as possible, while also strengthening the organization, clarifying responsibilities, protecting our interests, preserving the NAMI brand, and making “NAMI” a household name.

We hope you will find the content in this section helpful in your efforts to complete the Standards of Excellence affiliation process.


General Information

Read the new Affiliate Handbook, learn about the NAMI Standards of Excellence, and access major links pertaining to the initiative.

Re-affiliation Overview & Document Resources

Find out steps your affiliate should take throughout the process and connect with resources.

Templates & Sample Documents

Feel free to review templates and sample documents from NAMI Texas of the materials needed for re-affiliation. The information contained on the NAMI North Carolina Re-affiliation website is for general information purposes only. NAMI North Carolina assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of the website.

Profile Center

Access the main link where you can enter your log-in information and upload documentation for re-affiliation.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Standards of Excellence & Re-affiliation

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Standards of Excellence.