We have focused on serving the individuals who come to us every day rather than receiving recognition for it. But we know kudos are important, so TAC – The Abilities Connection is a member of or affiliated with a number of local and national organizations:
- Better Business Bureau of Miami Valley
- Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
- Ohio Association of Adult Services
- Provider Support Group (PSG)
- Springfield Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
- Springfield Safety Council
- SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management
- Young Professionals of Greater Springfield
- American Payroll Association
- Springfield Foundation
The Better Business Bureau awards are presented to nonprofits demonstrating exceptional performance and outstanding community service through their mission and accomplishments. TAC is proud of the 2018 win! All the winners:
– Practice ethical and responsible fundraising
– Demonstrate strong board oversight and fiscal responsibility
– Have measurable results reported honestly
– Promote the vitality and overall health of our community
– Demonstrate effective communication with constituencies and clients
– Support the ideals of the BBB of Dayton and Miami Valley
SourceAmerica is a national nonprofit agency whose mission is to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing federal contracts through the AbilityOne Program for its network of community-based, nonprofit agencies.
Providing employment opportunities to more than 50,000 people, the AbilityOne Program is the largest single source of employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities in the United States. More than 600 participating nonprofit organizations employ these individuals and provide quality goods and services to the federal government at a fair price.
The AbilityOne Program is a coordinated effort by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and SourceAmerica- Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Significant Disabilities. This effort has allowed people who are blind or who have other significant disabilities to acquire job skills and training, receive wages and benefits, and gain greater independence and quality of life. Through the AbilityOne Program, people with disabilities have the opportunity to enjoy participation in their communities and can market their AbilityOne skills into other public and private sector jobs.
The AbilityOne Program is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment by working within a national network of over 600 Nonprofit Agencies that sell products and services to the U.S. government. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled is the Federal agency authorized to administer the AbilityOne Program.
Integrity Is Our Highest Priority For The AbilityOne Program. The AbilityOne vision is to enable all people who are blind or living with significant disabilities to achieve their maximum employment potential. This vision requires leadership committed to integrity. To support those goals, the Program:
• Promotes open, honest, and transparent business processes.
• Is committed to excellence and superior product and service quality, and,
• Provides stability, longevity, and value in contracting to Federal Government agencies.
The CARF International family of organizations, including CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.
TAC Enterprises has been awarded a three year CARF accreditation that is valid through October 2018.
ACCSES represents more than 1,200 disability service providers across the country. ACCSES works to promote and enhance community-based solutions that maximize person-centered employment, health care, education, and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities. Through collaboration with government and other stakeholders, ACCSES assures that services recognize and support the full potential of each person with a disability.
The mission of the Springfield Foundation is to raise and distribute permanent funds to improve the quality of life for residents of Clark County. Begun in 1948, the Springfield Foundation continues to be a vital catalyst for philanthropy in the region. The foundation works by investing and administering a pool of funds contributed by numerous donors. Together, these donors contribute to endowments – in essence community savings accounts – designed to ensure the long-term health of the community. Donors who give through the community foundation enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their gifts will be safely and efficiently administered for the charitable purposes they specify, plus they receive the maximum tax deduction for their contributions.
The Springfield Foundation meets all National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations in regard to operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector. The National Standards Seal by the Springfield Foundation name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that this organization has met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms the foundation’s commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says the process of grantmaking includes an open, competitive process, is designed to address the changing needs of the community. The seal also confirms the Springfield Foundation’s history of honoring donors’ wishes – to support the arts, cultivate gardens, cure illness, expand literacy, feed children – and support countless other important causes like TAC – The Abilities Connection.