The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University is requesting applications for its prestigious Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence. The award comes with a $5,000 unrestricted grant. The deadline for the initial (short) application is January 31, 2012. This award is given annually to two nonprofit organizations that serve the Chicago region and exhibit exceptional managerial practices.
We are also accepting applications for the Excellent Emerging Organization Award (due February 15, 2012). This award is given annually to a smaller, grassroots organization that demonstrates the potential to become a major contributor to Chicago’s robust nonprofit community. This award comes with a $2,500 cash grant and $50,000 in capacity-building services.
All three awards will be presented at the Axelson Center Symposium on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. All finalists receive complimentary registrations for the entire conference.
Word versions of both applications are available here.