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. 

Nominations for 2017 are now closed. Awardees will be selected in June and recognized at our 40th Anniversary Dinner Celebration on Wednesday, July 19, beginning at 5:30 pm. Winners receive complimentary admission to the 2018 Annual Conference.

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? Make sure you nominate them next year!

Every year, we are 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 closed on May 18.

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