Finalists For The Washington Post 2013 Award For Excellence In Nonprofit Management Announced


April 23, 2013—WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Washington Post are pleased to announce the five finalists for The Washington Post 2013 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. In its 19th year, the award continues to recognize outstanding achievement in nonprofit management by Greater Washington-area nonprofit organizations.

Finalists for the 2013 Post Award include:

·         Carpenter’s Shelter of Alexandria, Va.

·         Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services of Alexandria, Va.

·         Literacy Council of Northern Virginia of Falls Church, Va.

·         PRS, Inc. of McLean, Va.

·         Young Playwrights’ Theater of Washington, D.C.

Each finalist organization will participate in the Center’s annual Best Practices Celebration on Thursday, May 23 at The Washington Post. The 2013 Award winner will be announced for the first time during the event.

“The Washington Post is proud to present this award and continue the important conversation around nonprofit best practices,” said Steve Hills, President and General Manager of The Washington Post. “After 19 years, there are still many new and evolving best practices that when shared through this award greatly benefit organizations in the Washington, D.C area.”

“Each time we lead this competition and highlight a group of exceptional finalists for their cutting edge management practices, we send a message to the community and those invested in nonprofits—standard performance is not good enough,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “Through this process the Center provides the tools, training and network all nonprofits can leverage to achieve excellence and increased outcomes. We look forward to the 2013 Best Practices Celebration.”

The winning organization will receive a $10,000 grant and a scholarship for one person to attend the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program. Up to four honorable mentions will each be presented with a $2,500 grant.The award winner is selected through a three-step judging process including a two-part written application and a site visit.  The Washington Post Award Selection Committee is an all-volunteer committee selected by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

The Award Selection Committee judges applicant organizations in the areas of fiscal management, information and communication, organizational development, people development, planning, resource development, risk management, and use of technology.

This award is a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, sponsored by The Washington Post, with additional support by the Rotary Club of Washington, DC and Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership’s Nonprofit Executive Certificate Program.