The Washington Post 2012 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement, in partnership with The Washington Post, announced the call for applications for The Washington Post 2012 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management on November 1, 2011. Applications were accepted through January 6, 2012. Our 2012 finalists - Bread for the City, Byte Back, Community of Hope, Imagination Stage and Young Playwrights’ Theater – were announced on April 25.
A $10,000 cash grant will be presented to the winning organization. The Executive Director will also receive a scholarship to the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program. Up to four honorable mentions will be presented with a $2,500 cash grant award. The winning organization and the honorable mention recipients will also be recognized in an ad that will run in The Washington Post. All applicants receive feedback on their management practices from the Award Selection Committee.
In its 18th year of competition, The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management rewards management competence, recognizes innovation and promotes sustainable best practices that lead to excellence in nonprofit management. The 2011 recipient of The Washington Post Award was Horton’s Kids, which serves the children of Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood in an effort to improve their quality of life and nurture their desire and ability to succeed.
The competition is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the Washington metropolitan area or Center member nonprofits. Learn more about the award and view a list of past recipients.
This award is a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, sponsored by The Washington Post, with additional support by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Benefits Trust and Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership’s Nonprofit Executive Certificate Program. Grand Junction Design is our Technology Partner for the 2012 Award. Finalist video courtesy of Journey Group, Inc.
About The Washington Post
The Washington Post, a multiplatform news source covering the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, supports D.C.-area organizations and programs that promote achievement in the arts and education and that strive to make a difference. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company.
About the Center for Nonprofit Advancement
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Washington, D.C. The Center directly partners with nearly 1,000 nonprofits helping them achieve their missions through training and technical assistance programs, networking, advocacy and group buying power.
- Read posts from the Center's nonprofit management blog series
- See findings from the 2012 selection process
- Center members, log-in to access templates, tools and resources from this and previous years of competition
- Watch the finalist video
Please join us in thanking our 2012 Selection Committee Members:
Alan J. Abramson, Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Margo Bailey PhD, Brighter Strategies, LLC
Sylvia Ramirez Benatti, Campus Executive Director, American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Coordinator, Community-based Learning, University of the District of Columbia
Michael W. Bigley, Program Officer, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Octavia Stanton Caldwell, Principal Consultant, ROC Consultants
Brenda K. Chamberlain, Executive Director, Horton's Kids, Inc.
Kate Emanuel, Senior Vice President, Nonprofit & Government Affairs, The Ad Council
Eric Fraint, President and Founder, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
Michael Freedman, CPA, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
Barbara Garlock, Director of Project FIRM, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Marshall Ginn, CFRE, Capital Development Strategies
Amy K. Harbison, Principal, Open Window Creative Strategies
Caroline Herbert, Manager, Multimedia & On-Demand Training, Foundation Center
Daniel Martinage, CEG, CAE, The Association Coach
Brett Norton, Development and Communications Director, Fair Chance
Kelly Reid, Director of Organizational Development, National MultiCultural Institute
Molly Gannon, Community Relations Specialist, The Washington Post
Steve Hills, President and General Manager, The Washington Post