High Impact Designation

The Impact Institute’s High Impact Organization designation recognizes nonprofits that have:

  • Successfully completed the High Impact Organization curriculum
  • Self-certified that their organization has completed the core activities proven to achieve high performance

High Impact Organization Criteria

  • Organization has a strategic and/or operating plan
  • Strategic and/or operating plan reviewed at least annually by the organization’s board of directors
  • Board of directors reviews organization’s vision and mission statements at least annually
  • Executive director’s performance reviewed annually
  • Organizational budget approved annually by board of directors
  • Independent financial audit performed annually and is available for public inspection
  • Organization’s financials reviewed regularly by board of directors
  • Organization files an IRS Form 990
High Impact Organization