Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Nonprofits that work tirelessly to implement innovative systems and management practices deserve to be recognized by their peers. Through the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, we shine a spotlight on exceptional nonprofits that stand out in our Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence. The awards are an opportunity for all of us to learn from — and aspire to — their best practices.

A comment from a past participant:

"The application process is almost more important than the award. The process of learning how to make your organization better, and the opportunity to examine and reexamine how you're operating, yields so many benefits, from cost­-effective programs to happier colleagues to improved systems to staff retention and more."

— Stephanie Nilva, executive director at Day One

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards program provides you with the opportunity to assess your management practices in a full 360-degree assessment, along with insightful feedback from our knowledgeable team of experts (our Selection Committee). You could also be recognized in your innovative and promising management practices and win cash prizes and scholarships to Columbia Business School leadership programs for nonprofit professionals.

Download the 2020 Nonprofit Excellence Awards- Part One Full Application or check out How to Apply for more details.