Managing for Excellence Award


Effective, sustainable and impactful programs are the result of strong organizations.

Celebrating the Best in Nonprofit Management


Through more than 65 years of work with nonprofits, the Community Foundation has identified key factors that drive an organization’s success—including board and staff engagement, sound fiscal health, mission driven operations and, of course, commitment to excellence. All of these factors are essential as a nonprofit seeks to impact the community.

With these factors in mind, the Foundation launched its inaugural Managing for Excellence Award in 1984. Since then, local organizations compete for the award each year. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta presents this award to two organizations annually that exhibit exemplary nonprofit management. Recognizing a nonprofit organization that demonstrates the attributes of a successful business, noted qualities of Managing for Excellence Award winners include:

  • Strong leadership
  • Consistent business practices
  • Stable infrastructure
  • Strong allegiance to support its mission and impact

Winners are selected from two budget categories: Organizations with budgets under $2,000,000, and organizations with budgets above $2,000,000.

Winners each receive $75,000 cash award, consulting services and a robust package of marketing and recognition opportunities.

For more information about the Managing for Excellence Award, please contact:

Lisa Cremin
Director, Community
404.588.3200
lcremin@cfgreateratlanta.org

The Winners


The 2016 Managing for Excellence award recipient is the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. is the premier leadership development organization for girls, serving more than 42,000 girls and 17,000 volunteers in 34 counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN.

In granting the competitive award, Managing for Excellence review committee members noted the strong link and organizational support between Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and its national organization. The committee further appreciated the organization’s dedication to learning and commitment to continuous improvement. The enthusiastic support of the Girl Scouts’ Board of Directors was another factor that set the organization apart from other applicants.

Click here to view a list of previous years’ winners.

 

2017 Grant Cycle Timeline


Information about the 2017 Managing for Excellence cycle will be posted later in 2016. Be sure to sign up for the Community Foundation’s email alerts to receive updates on this program. Sign Up for Newsletter

Eligibility and Application Materials


Information about the 2017 Managing for Excellence cycle will be posted later in 2016. Be sure to sign up for the Community Foundation’s email alerts to receive updates on this program. Sign Up for Newsletter

The Journey Starts Here


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