Foundation / Corporation
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
08/05/22 Midnight - Emailed or Postmarked
Awards to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC chief executives of nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to honor excellence in leadership. Awards are intended to support professional development activities that benefit the recipients and their nonprofit staff. The award recognizes achievement in the areas of innovation, motivation, community building, ethical integrity, and strategic leadership. The geographic area is defined as the District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland (Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties), and Virginia.
The professional development account can be spent on future educational or professional development activities related to the role and responsibilities of leading a nonprofit organization.
Covered expenses include:
Sample expenses could include opportunities like enrollment in a certificate program at a local university, hiring an executive coach to gain a new skill or a strategic outlook to career expansion, membership in a professional association or participation in Leadership Greater Washington or other similar program. Creative ideas that connect to the individual’s professional development are welcomed.
Any winner whose organization is not a member of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement at the time of the Award presentation will be granted Center membership. Membership dues will be deducted from the recipient’s grant award.
GrantWatch ID#: 173136
One EXCEL winner, and up to two honorable mention recipients.
One nominee is selected as the EXCEL winner and is given access to a $10,000 professional development account. The winner’s organization receives a $2,000 cash award to support professional development programs for its staff.
Up to two nominees may be selected as honorable mention recipients. Each of their organizations receives a $3,000 award to support professional development programs for the candidate and/or staff.
The recipient will have full access to all resources available to Center members for a 12-month period.
The Professional Development account will be available for a 24-month period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications and questions to:
Sean Sweeney, Director of Education & Special Programs
Or mail to:
The 2022 EXCEL Award
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Attn: Sean Sweeney
1717 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Questions can also be directed to Sean Sweeney by email or call 202.457.0547.
USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George's Counties; Virginia; Washington, DC
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