The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and Philanthropy New York have announced the 2012 launch of The New York Community Trust – New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize and encourage outstanding management practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community.
The Awards are produced by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and Philanthropy New York, and are sponsored by The New Community Trust and New York Magazine. Support is also provided by The Clark Foundation, Ford Foundation, Google Inc., McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, The Fund for the City of New York, Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School, and Wells Fargo. All 501(c)(3) nonprofits in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties are invited to apply. The application deadline is 10am, Friday, May 18.
“We are thrilled that The New York Community Trust and New York Magazine have joined this program for 2012,” said NPCC President Michael Clark. “The program offers a 360-degree review of applicants’ basic management strategies, It also gives all participating nonprofits free management tools and training that improve their performance.”
“This program, which demonstrates the necessary connection between management and programmatic excellence, is a natural extension of The Trust’s dedication to encouraging strong and effective nonprofits,” said Lorie Slutsky, President of The New York Community Trust.
“Funders care about well-managed nonprofits,” said Philanthropy New York President Ronna Brown. “Applicants for this program are required to demonstrate excellent management practices in seven key areas of nonprofit management: overall management focus on results; governance structure that moves the organization forward; strong, transparent, and accountable financial management; inclusive, diverse, and responsive organizational practices; enlightened use of human resources and technology; regular and effective communications; and, effective, ethical fundraising and resource development.”
Winning organizations will be recognized at an Awards Presentation in November, 2012, and will receive cash awards of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively, for the top 3 winners. They will also receive special mention in New York Magazine, and scholarships towards the Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School.
The 2012 application guidelines and application form are available online at http://www.npexcellence.fcny.org.
More about the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, including the Awards’ guiding document, Seven Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, past winners, funders, and Selection Committee members, is at www.npccny.org/info/awards.htm.
Six Application Clinics will be held throughout the New York City area to give organizations that are seriously considering submitting an application the opportunity to ask questions and get more detailed information about the process. Those wishing to attend an Application Clinic should register at www.npccny.org/workshop.htm for one or more of the following clinics:
- April 17 (Tuesday) 4-5pm at New York City Outward Bound, 29-46 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens.
- April 18 (Wednesday) 4-5pm at NPCC, 1350 Broadway, #1801.
- April 19 (Thursday) 9:30-10:30am at Adelphi University, Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Room 313, Garden City, NY (Long Island).
- April 20 (Friday) 10-11am at Bronxville Public Library, 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY (Westchester).
- April 23 (Monday) 4-5pm at A.R.T/New York-South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn.
- April 25 (Wednesday) 9:30-10:30am at NPCC, 1350 Broadway, #1801, New York.