CV Wins Top Prize for Nonprofit Excellence

The winners of the New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards were announced yesterday to a crowd of approximately 300 funders, nonprofits, and industry experts. The Gold Winner in Overall Management Excellence is The Children’s Village, which will receive a $30,000 prize plus scholarships worth $14,000 for staff members to attend the Columbia University Leadership Program.

“We are enormously proud to be in the company of all of the exemplary organizations who have been recognized through this award. I congratulate our staff and trustees who have made this recognition possible,” said Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO of The Children’s Village.

The award recognizes excellence in eight areas of management: focus on results; governance structure; financial management; human resources; diversity and responsiveness; IT practices; communications; and fundraising. Winners were selected from among 62 applicants through an intensive, nine-month judging process by a 33-member committee. Since the first Nonprofit Excellence Awards in 2007, over 550 nonprofit organizations have applied for the awards, and 21 have been recognized for their management excellence. Click here for a list of past winners .

“I’m delighted to see the smart practices of our 2013 award winners,” said Michael Clark, President of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. “The winning nonprofit organizations combine ingenuity and intelligent management strategies that should inspire other nonprofits.”

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