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Nonprofit Excellence Awards 2010

NY Nonprofit Excellence Awards 2010

The Support Center congratulates this year’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards winners and wish them every success in the future!

Don Crocker, CEO/Executive Director of the Support Center, has been on the selection committee since it’s inception in 2007.

The awards are a collaborative effort between the NY Times CompanyNonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and Philanthropy New York.

It is especially exciting to learn about smaller nonprofits valuing and practicing excellent management for a strong foundation.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project:
Gold Prize for Overall Management Excellence
Sadie Nash promotes leadership, activism and service among young women with programs centered on achievements of women, use of role models, service-based learning and community organizing.

God’s Love We Deliver:
Silver Prize for Management Excellence

God’s Love We Deliver improves the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest:
Bronze Prize for Management Excellence
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest advances equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community law practice and partnerships with the private bar.

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Echoing Green – Meet the Finalists

By Harriet Joynes, Chief Operating Officer, Support Center

500 plus people packed into Credit Suisse to meet and hear from ten of the 25 Echoing Green 2010 finalists.  Starting from 1,000 applicants, these finalists made it though three rounds of rigorous review and have honed their 90 second pitch to be quite compelling.

Harriet Joynes

Harriet Joynes

In 90 seconds we were convinced to invest in Reality TV in Afghanistan, bio-char for small farmers in Liberia, real food in US Cafeterias, active democracy participation in US high schools and much more – they all seemed like winning propositions and all were already up and runnning. TIP: every finalist brought a prop to illustrate their story – very effective.

Charlie Rose from City Year maintained a fast and entertaining pace as MC.  Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, noted that the audience had doubled since last year and grown 10 fold in ten years.

The audience comprised an interesting mix of 400+ including host committee tables of new supporters, past fellows and reviewers + 120 mostly young people from the nonprofit sector – I hung out with graduating Coro fellows, and folks from Public Allies and IMentor.  The evening left me feeling engaged, energized and optimistic.

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