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Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation - Call for Applications

What a great opportunity.  All IRS certified 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply!

Administered annually since 1991, the Drucker Award is granted to a social-sector organization that demonstrates Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation - change that creates a new dimension of performance. In addition, the judges look for programs that are highly effective and that have made a demonstrable difference.

The 2012 first-place Drucker Award winner was The American Refugee Committee, a Minneapolis based nonprofit that has engaged the global Somali community to help shape and lead ARC’s humanitarian response in their native country. The award recognized, in particular, ARC’s I AM A STAR program for leveraging the direct involvement of the Somali diaspora community to improve the lives of 170,000 people on the ground in Somalia by providing them with clean water, sanitation and healthcare. ARC based its model on a simple premise: A country’s global diaspora is not a lost resource but, rather, the greatest asset available in building a humanitarian response in that country. 

The award application and details are now available on the Drucker Institute website. All IRS certified 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. The submission deadline is July 1.

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