Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014

Selection Process

Winners will be selected by the 33-member, expert Awards Selection Committee after a three-stage judging process, including two stages of written applications and a site visit. The members of the Selection Committee were carefully chosen for their deep and broad knowledge in the eight key areas of nonprofit management.  Employees of NPCC, Philanthropy New York and The New York Community Trust do not in any way influence the Selection Committee's voting; however, these organizations administer and facilitate the Awards selection process. 

2014 Awards Selection Committee

The Selection Committee for these Awards is firmly committed to judging all applicants fairly, only taking into account their size, age, purpose and other factors in order to realistically adjust expectations of and assess achievements of their specific management practices.

Review of Part One applications will yield 10 semifinalist organizations, which will then be asked to submit a Part Two Application. Applicant organizations will be notified whether or not they qualified for Part Two of the competition in early August.

Subsequent review of Part Two Applications will yield 6 finalist organizations, which will then be site visited by members of the Selection Committee. Semifinalists will be notified whether or not they qualified for the site visit round of the competition in early October. Three winning organizations will be selected. Click here for a list of the 2013 winners, finalists and semifinalists. 

Winning organizations are required to participate in the November 2014 Awards Presentation and Best Practices Workshop, where winners will highlight their management strengths and discuss the strategies and practices that led to their selection. 

After each stage of the selection process, applicants may request follow-up feedback on their applications, including summaries of Selection Committee comments and rankings. Contact information and instructions will be included in your notification email.

All information submitted for consideration remains confidential to Selection Committee members and staff administering the Awards.

2014 Awards Application & Selection Process Overview

The 2014 Awards application deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014.