2012 Board Leadership Award

Board Leadership ShowcaseMore than 100 came together on July 25, 2012 for the Board Leadership Showcase, a celebration of outstanding board leadership among nonprofits throughout greater Washington.

During a cocktail reception honoring the six Board Leadership Award finalists, Good Shepherd Housing and Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter were announced as winners of the 2012 Award. The Center also recognized  Computer C.O.R.E., Sitar Arts Center, Imagination Stage and Miriam’s Kitchen with Honorable Mention Awards.

This competitive award, in partnership with Reznick Group and BoardSource, recognizes the role that boards play in building and sustaining successful organizations by executing their fiduciary and leadership responsibilities—assuring that they are well led, well supported and responsive to the people and communities they serve.

“The Center is proud to help facilitate the evolution of good governance in our region's nonprofit sector,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “Our winners are shining examples that demonstrate high performing boards result in greater outcomes for organizations. We applaud their transparency and generosity throughout the competition, as they have shared the secrets to their success for the benefit of all nonprofits.”

As winners in the Award’s two categories, GSH and LFA – DMV each receive a $10,000 grant, communication exposure through print, radio, television and social media, and training and development opportunities for the board and CEO from BoardSource and through the Center’s Learning & Leadership Institute.

2012 Board Leadership Award Honorees

The award Selection Committee, made up of distinguished members of the business, philanthropic and nonprofit community, searched for examples of outstanding boards that have moved beyond recommended best practices to bring new levels of engagement and focus within the board that deliver results for the organization.

Finalists were selected through a three-step judging process including a comprehensive nomination form, in person interview with board members and the executive director, and a site visit/meeting attended by board members, the executive director and representatives from the community served.

The Board Leadership Award was launched in 2011 by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and is sponsored by Reznick Group and BoardSource.

See findings from the 2012 selection process.

Center members, log-in to access templates, tools and resources from the 2011 and 2012 competitions.

See photos from the 2012 Board Leadership Showcase.

Learn more about the Board Leadership Award.

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 (our members) helping them achieve their missions through training and technical assistance programs, networking, advocacy and group buying power.

About Reznick Group

Reznick Group is ranked among the top 20 accounting firms in the United States, providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients in the nonprofit sector and other industries nationwide.

About BoardSource

BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.