Operational Excellence Awards

Operational Excellence Awards

Photo: Finance Manager Line Kewe of Literacy Bridge in Seattle, WA (at right), receiving the InsideNGO Excellence Award for Finance at the 2016 Annual Conference from InsideNGO Board Chairman Jim Sailer. Learn more about last year's winners.

Operational Excellence Awards 2017

For the eighth year, InsideNGO will be awarding the Operational Excellence Awards at our Annual Conference, recognizing individuals who are making outstanding contributions to their organization and the NGO community at large. The Operational Excellence Awards are given to highly accomplished practitioners who are innovating, collaborating, and ensuring excellence within their organization. 

Nominate here

Nominate an individual or team today!

Do you work with a colleague in NGO operations who is having a significant impact within your organization? Perhaps you know a team of operations professionals that deliver high standards of excellence with everything they do? Or maybe you would like to acknowledge a young professional whom you consider an emerging leader in development? Tell us about them!

We're looking for nominees in the following categories:

  • Cross Operations (working across several operational areas)
  • Emerging Leader*
  • Finance
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal

Nominations are due May 18

Nominations are being accepted through May 18, 2017. You can make your nominations here. Our criteria are simple: Your nominee must work for an InsideNGO member organization in one of the categories listed above.

Award winners will be selected in June and honored at the Annual Conference on July 19. Winners receive complimentary admission to the 2018 Annual Conference.

Please contact Alexia Kime at akime@insidengo.org with any questions.

*Emerging Leader Award – Nominees should meet the following criteria:
•    A talented professional with 5-15 years of international or relief experience that includes a demonstrated commitment to their organization and the NGO community
•    A strong performer with the ability, aspiration, and potential to advance to a leadership role within the sector 
•    An individual contributor who knows how to embrace change, influence and engage others, and foster a spirit of continuous learning and innovation