Drucker Institute Announces Call for Applications for $100,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

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The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has announced a call for applications for the 2015 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has announced a call for applications for the 2015 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

The winner will receive $100,000, thanks to a generous grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation.

The award application is now available on the Drucker Institute website (http://www.druckerinstitute.com). The submission deadline is July 1, 2015. If you have questions about the application or award process, please contact award@druckerinstitute.com.

Administered annually since 1991, the Drucker Award is granted to a social-sector organization that demonstrates Drucker’s definition of innovation—change that creates a new dimension of performance. In addition, the judges look for programs that are highly effective and that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve.

In 2014, 687 nonprofits from 46 states and the District of Columbia applied for the award.

“The Drucker Award is not only among the largest prizes in the country to recognize excellence in nonprofit management; it is also one of the most powerful in terms of the lessons it imparts,” said Rick Wartzman, executive director of the Drucker Institute. “Over the years, we have turned the Drucker Award into quite a teaching tool—and we are very proud of the results that we’ve achieved in this regard.”

Last year, Wartzman noted, 97% of respondents to an Institute survey indicated that they had a better understanding of how their program was innovative as a result of applying for the award. And, most significantly, 87% said the application process had prompted them to explore additional opportunities for innovation in their work.

Hailed by BusinessWeek magazine as “the man who invented management,” Peter Drucker not only consulted for major corporations; he also advised the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and countless other social-sector organizations. He called the nonprofit “America's most distinctive institution.”

The 2014 first-place Drucker Award winner was HopeLab. The judges recognized the organization for its pioneering work in creating products that help people tap into their innate resilience and respond to life’s adversity in healthy ways.

About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute is a social enterprise based at Claremont Graduate University. Our mission is strengthening organizations to strengthen society. Our programming—for the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors—is built on a foundation of YESTERDAY/TODAY/MONDAY* “Yesterday” refers to the fact that our work is grounded in Peter Drucker’s timeless wisdom. “Today” speaks to the urgency that we know organizational leaders feel to successfully meet their greatest challenges and opportunities. And “Monday” points to our proven ability to help executives move quickly from ideas to action to results, just as Drucker urged his own consulting clients: “Don’t tell me you had a wonderful meeting with me. Tell me what you’re going to do on Monday that’s different.” For more, visit: http://www.druckerinstitute.com.

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.

About The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Founded in 1984, The Foundation has invested more than $660 million to support sustainable community initiatives focused on replenishing water, empowering women and enhancing the overall well-being of people and communities. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-foundation.

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