Drucker Institute

2018 Drucker Prize for Nonprofit Innovation

Posted on February 26, 2018

Drucker Institute Accepting Applications for 2018 Drucker Prize

Now in it’s twenty-seventh year, the Drucker Prize (formerly known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation) continues to recognize the organization that best exemplifies Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation: Change that creates a new dimension of performance.

Judges for the prize competition also look for highly effective programs that have made a demonstrable difference in the lives of the people they serve. And they take into account how much potential an organization has to further leverage the discipline of innovation based on what has been learned from the resources on the Drucker Prize platform.

In 2018, all applicants for the prize will be presented with an opportunity to learn some of Peter Drucker’s core principles. That learning will expand in depth and breadth for fifty semifinalists, to be notified via email on June 1. In Round 2, leaders of the fifty organizations will have the opportunity — online and at their own pace — to dive into specially designed mini-courses covering additional key aspects of innovation and nonprofit performance, followed by an August 3 deadline ffor Round 2 applications. Ten finalists will then be announced on August 31, with the winner of the $100,000 prize to be announced on the Drucker Institute website on October 1. (The winning organization will receive direct communication from the Drucker Institute prior to the public announcement and will receive a check before the end of the year.)

The application period for Round 1 closes on Monday, April 30.

See the Drucker Institute website for key dates, an FAQ, a 2017 resource library, and the registration/application form.

Deadline: April 30, 2018


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