The nonprofit sector has long been doing good works with children, families, and communities, but we continue to seek a healthy and equitable society because opportunity, health, safety, economic security, and well-being remain elusive for millions of Americans.

Communities deserve high-impact nonprofits, but impact is not about what you do—how many people you serve, how long you’ve been in existence, or how far your service area reaches. It’s about the positive change you achieve and whether or not it lasts.

Because the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities believes that organizations do not achieve impact by accident but through dedication and rigorous attention to high standards, we’ve identified the Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofit Organizations to deliver foundational direction in achieving lasting impact.

The Imperative for Impact

The social sector has long been doing good works with children, families, and communities; however, opportunity, health, safety, economic security, and well-being remain elusive for millions of Americans.

Imperative for Impact

About the Commitments

The Alliance has identified the Commitments to deliver foundational direction for members to achieve lasting impact. Learn about each of the 10 different aspects of organizational practice and culture in the framework.

About the Commitments

Commitments Assessment Tool

Members implementing the Commitments Assessment Tool receive an authoritative, actionable report on their maturity in each Commitment. The tool uniquely evaluates the culture and values that distinguish our sector.

Commitments Assessment Tool