Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Jun 25, 2010 – 10:49 AM EST
Alexandria, Va., Jun. 25 /CSRwire/ - The Center for Nonprofit Advancement selected Global Impact as the 2010 Honorable Mention recipient of The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Global Impact, a leader in international philanthropy, raised $131.9 million in 2009 from 300,000 donors serving more than 18,000 charities benefiting millions of people throughout the world. As Honorable Mention recipient, Global Impact will receive a $2,500 grant.
Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world's most vulnerable people, experienced significant growth and diversification in revenue during recent years, while sustaining excellence in management, innovation and best practices. Specific management best practices that distinguished Global Impact as the 2010 Honorable Mention recipient include: sound board governance, a comprehensive evaluation of risks to support effective management and a market- and data-driven approach to business and organizational strategies.
"Integrity, transparency and accountability are critical to our ability to fulfill our mission, and we are honored to be recognized by The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management,” said Renée S. Acosta, President & CEO, Global Impact. "We continually strive to demonstrate our commitment to leadership and accountability as a nonprofit organization, and this Honorable Mention is a testament to the power and impact of sound governance coupled with innovative management practices in the nonprofit sector."
"As nonprofits continue to provide critical support to our communities, the Center is honored to bring forward outstanding examples of management excellence in our region," said Center CEO Glen O'Gilvie. "We are pleased to acknowledge Global Impact as a stellar example that other organizations should follow and share the best practices from each of our 2010 honorees with the community."
Now in its 16th year, The Washington Post Award is a competitive program open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. Candidates are judged 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 project of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, sponsored by The Washington Post, co-sponsored by RAFFA, P.C., with additional support by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Benefits Trust and Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership's Nonprofit Executive Certificate Program.
The award selection process entails three rounds. Applicants must answer pre-determined questions in the first two rounds. Once selected for the third and final round, qualifying organizations host a site visit, where they meet with the selection committee and answer any remaining questions about the organization's practices.
About The Center for Nonprofit Advancement
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Washington, D.C. The Center directly partners with nearly 800 nonprofits helping them achieve their missions through training and technical assistance programs, networking, advocacy and group buying power. For more information, visit www.nonprofitadvancement.org.
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to address critical needs throughout the world. Since 1956, Global Impact has raised more than $1.2 billion for thousands of charitable organizations to assure help for people and communities in need. In addition to supporting international relief and development programs, Global Impact strategically manages two of the world's largest workplace giving programs: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Global Impact is proud to hold the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal. For more information, visit www.charity.org.
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