Award for Nonprofit Excellence

 

Begin the Journey to Excellence

Since 2003, SCANPO has been recognizing organizations that embody excellence within our sector. Using the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a framework, the Award for Nonprofit Excellence singles out two organizations that embody this continued pursuit of excellence.

SCANPO believes that excellence isn’t the completion of a checklist, it is a fundamentally transformative pursuit of the highest standards and practices.  We hope each SCANPO member organization uses the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a living document, allowing us the opportunity to re-evaluate our practices and priorities.

 

JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE WEBINARS

SCANPO has assembled a core group of leaders from 10+ winning organizations from across the state who are willing to share the steps each took to lead their staff and volunteers through their own Pursuit of Excellence.  Some are multi-million dollar agencies with multiple layers of staff; others are one or two person shops who rely on volunteers for day to day operations.  Our previous award recipients are as diverse as our state.  Whether you are ready to apply or whether you just want more information on the Guiding Principles & Best Practices, consider attending these free online forums (Click on the following individual links to register):

 

July 7, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Journey To Excellence Webinar – How to Apply for the Award for Nonprofit Excellence - VIEW RECORDING

Aug 11, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Journey To Excellence Webinar – Pursuing Excellence I:  Learn How Previous NPE Award Recipients Pursued and Attained Excellence – Guiding Principles 1 – 4 - VIEW RECORDING

Sep 8, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Journey To Excellence Webinar – Pursuing Excellence II:  Learn How Previous NPE Award Recipients Pursued and Attained Excellence – Guiding Principles 5 – 9 - VIEW RECORDING

Oct 6, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Journey To Excellence Teleconference – Final opportunity to ask and have your questions answered before draft deadline. RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 27 @ 1:30 DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW.
 

READY TO APPLY?  Application Deadline is November 18, 2016.

Click here to access our online application.

Click here to download online application instructions

AWARD BENEFITS

For those who feel ready to apply for The Award for Nonprofit Excellence, there are many benefits.  Previous winners report having funders, donors and potential board members CONTACT THEM with interest in getting more involved and supporting their work.  Other great benefits include: 

  • A $1,000 credit to use for the Nonprofit Summit and other trainings or publications.
  • Recognition at the 2017 Nonprofit Summit including the presentation of a distinguished plaque to display in your organization’s office
  • Participation in Guiding Principles & Best Practices peer learning session at the Nonprofit Summit and at regional gatherings.
  • Mentor future award applicants as they articulate their journeys toward excellence.
  • Recognition through SCANPO communications, social media, and local and statewide media
  • A SC Award for Nonprofit Excellence decal to display on your website and other social media.


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS

Contact Sharon Thomas, Member Services Manager, @ 803-740-1260, X14.

 



“The Award for Nonprofit Excellence in Governance and Management is awarded to nonprofits that know that making a real difference means taking the time to build an effective foundation for organizational success. Greenville County First Steps excelled among a qualified field of applicants. Their excellent management and governance practices not only help them accomplish their mission, but also position them for years of achievement.”

Anita Case
Past Selection Committee Chair 



 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards Recipients

Keystone Substance Abuse Services      Neighbor to Neighbor



Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Rock Hill

Neighbor to Neighbor
Myrtle Beach




PREVIOUS EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS:

2015:
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville
Greenville

2014:
The ETV Endowment of South Carolina
Spartanburg

2013:
Greenville County First Steps
Greenville

2012:
Memory Matters
Hilton Head

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry
Beaufort

2011:
Catawba Care (Affinity Health Center)
Rock Hill

HALOS
Charleston

2010:
Miss Ruby’s Kids
Georgetown

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
Charleston

2009:
Metanoia
North Charleston

Brookgreen Gardens
Pawleys Island

2008:
Glenn Springs Academy (closed May 2015)
Pauline

2007:
Wings for Kids
North Charleston

2006:
Goodwill Industries of Lower SC
North Charleston

International Center for Birds of Prey
Awendaw

2005:
Lowcountry Food Bank
Charleston

Center for Women
Charleston

2004:
Service Over Self
Georgetown

Miracle Hill Ministries
Greenville

2003:
Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC)
Columbia