The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University announces the establishment of the Nonprofit Innovation Award to honor a nonprofit organization that has creatively used its resources to advance its mission. The inaugural honoree will receive the award during the Mandel Center’s annual Awards Luncheon on March 28, 2006 at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel.
The innovation award is the second honor established by the nationally recognized educational program that trains leaders for nonprofit management. During its annual luncheon, the Mandel Center also will present The Mandel Center’s Leadership Award in Nonprofit Management which recognizes an outstanding nonprofit executive in the Cleveland community. The Center, along with the Mandel Center Alumni Association, has presented this award 10 times.
In selecting an honoree for the Nonprofit Innovation Award, a committee of community leaders will consider the following criteria in three areas:
Record of innovation—that is, the organization demonstrated inventiveness in using traditional products or services in new ways to increase the effectiveness of the organization’s goal or devising new solutions that withstand the test of time.
Expansion beyond traditional organizational boundaries—creatively addressing urgent problems in new ways and teamwork and collaborations within and outside the organization.
Creation of a culture or climate of innovation within the organization—an organization’s record of rewarding and encouraging creativity within an organization and its effectiveness in identifying or anticipating community or civic needs.
Selection of the Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award is based on:
Nominations for each award can come from organizations or leaders of nonprofits
in northeast Ohio. The deadline for nominations and support materials of both
awards is January 11, 2006.
Honorees must be available to attend the luncheon in March. During that event
Bill Shore, president of Share Our Strength, will give the keynote address.
For more information about the awards, the nominating process or the Mandel
Center, visit http://www.case.edu/mandelcenter/ or call Ann Lucas at 216-368-5214.
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