The annual EXCEL Award not only recognizes outstanding nonprofit leadership in our region, but also provides an opportunity for all of us to learn from authentic paths toward excellence. The Center has produced a series of video shorts touching on three key issues identified in this year’s competition. Each video stars our 2022 award finalists, focusing on a critical, highly relevant area of achievement where she was exceptionally successful.
Hosted by Sean Sweeney, the Center’s Director of Education and Special Programs, the videos also include guest appearances from Ian Shuman, representing GRF CPAs & Advisors, our EXCEL Award Sponsor.
All are free to watch at your convenience. We encourage you to learn from their experiences!
Cultivating EXCELLENCE in Nonprofit Leadership
First release: Staying Focused on Mission
Learn how Phoenix Bikes avoids mission creep as a smaller organization, and how they handle the hard decisions that make it possible. Listen in on the ways this organization ensures all their programming serves their larger goal, and how they keep stakeholders engaged in the process along the way.
Second release: Putting DEI First
Discover how Young Playwrights’ Theater is able to center DEI efforts at the forefront of organizational management. Listen to Brigitte Winter as she details the ways they work with staff and board to formalize policies and make sure DEI permeates all of their programming.
Third release: Keeping Programming Fresh
Arts for the Aging works hard to keep programming relevant and creative. In this video short, Janine Tursini shares the ways they use evaluations, and how they involve both staff and “clients” feedback in the process.
Congratulations to the 2022 award winner:
Brigitte Winter, Executive Director, Young Playwrights’ Theater
Brigitte Winter has more than fifteen years of experience in nonprofit leadership, arts administration, financial management, fundraising, and strategic communications in the DC region. She is also a writer, a metalsmith, a photographer, and the Co-President of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Abortion Fund.
And we’d like to congratulate our honorable mentions:
Emily Gage, Executive Director, Phoenix Bikes
Janine Tursini, Director & CEO, Arts for the Aging
Click on their names to learn more about these individuals! Thank you to our sponsor and selection committee for their continued time and efforts.