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About the Awards

Managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, The New York Community Trust, and media sponsored by WNYC, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards program gives organizations a free 360-degree review of their management strategies in eight nationally-recognized key performance areas: the Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence.

NPCC created the Nonprofit Excellence Awards in 2006 to teach, recognize and encourage outstanding management practices among New York's large and diverse nonprofit community. The Awards highlight the enormously important roles played by thousands of New York's nonprofit organizations in improving our lives and communities. The program helps nonprofit leaders by spotlighting excellent management practices that enable nonprofits to better serve their communities and achieve their missions.

The Awards recognize innovative and replicable nonprofit management practices. An expert 31-member selection committee chose the 14 finalists from a pool of 36 qualified applicants, following a readiness assessment, in-depth application, and 360-review of all management practices. The finalists submit a second round application that demonstrates best practices in each of the Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, as well as an overarching organizational commitment to fostering curiosity, equity, and innovation. These organizations will be eligible to win prizes in each of the Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence. Three finalists will move forward to compete for the prize for Overall Excellence in Nonprofit Management. During the inaugural Best Nonprofit Conference on December 6, 2018, at the Faculty House at Columbia University, winning organizations will be awarded an overall total of up to $50,000 in cash prizes and full scholarships to Columbia Business School leadership programs.