Deadline: April 30, 2018
The Drucker Prize for Nonprofits is now open.Now in it’s 27th year, the Drucker Prize (formerly the Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation) is a $100,000 award given to the nonprofit organization that is deemed to best meet Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.”
While only one organization will win the $100,000, everyone who applies will get something just as valuable: powerful new tools for effectiveness.
Beyond the cash award, The Drucker Prize offers nonprofits a host of practical insights to help them become more innovative and more effective. Indeed, The Drucker Prize’s resource-rich learning platform blends the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker with the thinking of some of today’s brightest management minds.
Their original content is open first to each year’s 50 semifinalists. Leaders of these organizations get to dive into specially designed mini-courses covering key aspects of innovation and nonprofit performance.
- The only requirement is that the organization must be an IRS-certified 501(c)(3). A copy of the 501(c)(3) determination letter is required along with the application.
- If your organization is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) it doesn’t matter where in the world you do your work you may apply for The Drucker Prize.
- The Drucker Prize is granted to the organization that best demonstrates Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.”
- In addition, the judges look for highly effective programs that have made a demonstrable difference in the lives of the people they serve.
- And, finally, the judges will take into account how much promise they think an organization shows to further leverage the discipline of innovation based on what has been learned from the resources on The Drucker Prize platform.
The 50 semifinalists will be notified on June 1 via email. The 10 finalists will be announced on August 31. The winner will be announced on our website on October 1. The winning organization will receive direct communication from the Drucker Institute prior to the public announcement.
What would $100,000 mean for your cause?
For more information, visit The Drucker Prize.