It takes more than passion to achieve your nonprofit mission. It takes strong management.


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About the Awards

Managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, The New York Community Trust, and Philanthropy New York, and 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.

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.

All applicants are eligible to receive detailed feedback on how to improve their management performance and how to implement and sustain best practices.

Winning organizations receive a total of $60,000 in cash awards and scholarships for Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. Winners are honored at a special Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation.

Readiness Assessment and Part One Application is now closed.

Tickets are now available for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation where we will announce the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners. The event will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, NY. Visit to register.