We’re thrilled to announce that Girls Write Now has been selected as one of ten semifinalists for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards!
Produced by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Philanthropy New York, and sponsored by WNYC, the awards honor organizations with exemplary management practices, better enabling them to realize their goals and cultivate their programs. Michael Clark, president of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee, applauded the semifinalists for being “models of key best practices that showcase how nonprofits can employ strong management to better fulfill their missions.” We aim to be transparent, efficient, and innovative in our management so that supporting the next generation of writers will happen today, tomorrow, and years into the future.
“For roughly half of our history, Girls Write Now was an entirely volunteer-driven enterprise,” explained founder and executive director, Maya Nussbaum. “As we increased capacity across our board, staff, and budget, our aim has been to harness that volunteer power while professionalizing the organization’s management strategies. The application process for the 2014 Nonprofit Excellence Awards has helped Girls Write Now put a laser focus on our structures and systems. The process has given us pride for all that we have accomplished in the areas of outcomes tracking, board engagement, IT, finances, fundraising, communications, and more.”
We’re humbled to be in the company of such diverse nonprofits as Bowery Residents’ Committee, Community Access, Equal Justice USA, Graham Windham, Leake and Watts, Inc., Planned Parenthood of New York City, Row New York, Safe Horizen, and Washington Heights CORNER Project. They’ll be announcing three finalists later this year, so stay tuned! Read more about the awards and each semifinalist in the official press release.