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The Washington Post 2012 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

Grants to Promote Exceptional
Non-Profit Management Practices

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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The Washington Post

Deadline Date:

01/06/12 11:59 PM


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Grants of $10,000 and $2,500 are available for managers of non-profit organizations. The purpose of these grants is to encourage exceptional non-profit management practices. Thus, the goal of these grants is to reward management competence, promote sustainable best practices, and recognize innovation that leads to excellence in non-profit management. Practices should be proven with demonstrated results to support any experience, claims, or impact.

The Committee will assess applicants based on a detailed review of management competence, best practices, innovation, implementation, and sustainability. Additionally, non-profit management will be judged based on how the following are conducted or implemented: board development and management, evaluation of successful implementation of goals, fiscal management, communication, organizational and people development, planning, resource development, risk management, and the use of technology.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126661

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 for one winning organization; and $2,500 for four honorable mention organizations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The competition is open to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area or Center for Nonprofit Advancement member non-profits.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be an Application Workshop on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (ET). To register and find more details, go to:

Pre-Application Information:

Part One online applications are to be submitted by 11:59 pm on January 6, 2012. An organization interested in applying for the award should access the application via the online tool at In formulating responses, applicants should bear in mind that the award competition focuses on management as opposed to programs. Any discussion of programs should be minimal, and mentioned only in support of excellent management practices.

To submit by mail, send the completed cover application, completed questions and supporting documents to:

The Washington Post Award Selection Committee Center for Nonprofit Advancement
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 20006

An electronic version (diskette or CD) of your Part One narrative questions must also be submitted with your completed paper application.

After a review of all information, the Selection Committee will select up to ten semi-finalists. The semi-finalists will be asked to complete the Part Two application which will be due March 9.

Up to five organizations will be asked to participate in the presentations/site visits phase (Part Three). These final five will make a presentation to members of the Selection Committee. Site visits will be conducted in April-May 2012.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions can be directed to:
Taylor Pochekailo, Center for Nonprofit Advancement
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone - 202-457-0540
E-mail –

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC