2010 Governor's Awards for Nonprofit Excellence – Applications Now Open!
MANP is pleased to announce the opening of the 2010 Governor’s Awards for Nonprofit Excellence program, formerly the Dirigo Awards for Nonprofit Excellence. The Awards will be presented at the 2010 MANP Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference at Colby College on April 1st.
This year, six organizations that best demonstrate tested and exemplary management practices which contribute to organizational success and mission achievement will be chosen in three categories based on organizational budget size. Two nonprofits in each category will receive cash prizes. The first place organization in each category will receive $2,000 in cash, a beautiful Maine-made handcrafted statuette, and state-wide recognition through media efforts. The second place winners in each category will receive $1,000 as well as state-wide recognition.
MANP will hold a free Awards Workshop for interested applicants on Friday, January 15th from 9am-12pm in Portland. New this year, the workshop will feature a mini-SkillBuilder on how to effectively share your organization’s success stories as well as guidance on how to use the Awards as a positive PR opportunity. The workshop will also include advice from past award winners and will touch on the details of the application and selection process. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by January 4th to LK Gagnon.
The competition is open to any 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Maine and is free to all applicants. The due date for applications is February 5, 2010.
The Governor’s Awards are part of MANP’s Guiding Principles and Practices of Nonprofit Excellence in Maine program, which is generously sponsored by Healey & Associates. For more information about this program and a link to the application, visit our website.