FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday May 24, 2012
Contact: Leah Garrett, email@example.com, (202) 664-0091
Washington, D.C. — Community of Hope was recognized today as the 2012 winner of The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Washington Post.
“It is really an honor to be chosen for this prestigious award. Our staff and board work diligently each day to build an effective and well-managed organization. That’s what it takes to end homelessness and provide compassionate healthcare to families in need in DC,” said Executive Director, Kelly Sweeney McShane. “We hope that our learnings will aid other nonprofits in their mission and ultimately our city will be better served with stronger nonprofits” says McShane.
“The Center’s Selection Committee of experts was impressed by Community of Hope’s management practices including its recent merger with another nonprofit, ability to manage growth of mission, 360 degree employee performance evaluation, supervisor training, professional development opportunities, and communications materials,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “We appreciate Community of Hope’s partnership with the Center through this competition and the inspiration their best practices will provide all nonprofits.”
Now in its 18th 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, communication, organizational and resource development, planning, human resources, risk management, and use of technology.
As a result, Community of Hope will receive a $10,000 grant and a scholarship for one person to attend the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program.
This award is a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, sponsored by The Washington Post, 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 winner is selected from about 50 applicants after a three-step judging process including a two-part written application and a site visit. The Washington Post Award Selection Committee is an all-volunteer committee selected by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.
Founded in 1980, Community of Hope is a nonprofit that works to improve the health and quality of life of low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support. Please visit www.communityofhopedc.org to learn more.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Washington, D.C. The Center directly partners with nearly 1,000 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.