The 2017 Collaboration Prize

The Collaboration Prize is a national competition that recognizes and celebrates nonprofit organizations that collaborate effectively to create greater impact.

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Celebrating nonprofits that come together for greater impact

The Collaboration Prize shines a spotlight on nonprofit organizations that choose to permanently collaborate in response to challenges or opportunities in order to maximize the impact of their work.

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Why the prize matters

The Collaboration Prize celebrates nonprofit organizations that have chosen to permanently collaborate, rewards those that have achieved outstanding results, and offers models to inspire others. The Prize also raises awareness of collaboration as an effective strategy to improve outcomes, achieve scale, increase efficiency, and maximize impact.

 
 

The legacy

In addition to identifying and showcasing exceptional nonprofit collaboration efforts, the Collaboration Prize collects and shares models and best practices through the Foundation Center’s Nonprofit Collaboration Database, a resource to inspire the sector to consider collaboration as a way to maximize impact.

The Reward

The Collaboration Prize will award a grand prize of $150,000. In addition, each of the eight finalists will receive $10,000.

 

Why the prize matters

The Collaboration Prize celebrates nonprofit organizations that have chosen to permanently collaborate, rewards those that have achieved outstanding results, and offers models to inspire others. The Prize also raises awareness of collaboration as an effective strategy to improve outcomes, achieve scale, increase efficiency, and maximize impact.

The legacy

In addition to identifying and showcasing exceptional nonprofit collaboration efforts, the Collaboration Prize collects and shares models and best practices through the Foundation Center’s Nonprofit Collaboration Database, a resource to inspire the sector to consider collaboration as a way to maximize impact.

The Reward

The Collaboration Prize will award a grand prize of $150,000. In addition, each of the eight finalists will receive $10,000.

Who is eligible to enter the Collaboration Prize?

• A permanent collaboration must have been formed by at least two nonprofit organizations

• A written formal agreement must exist that addresses the critical elements of the collaboration

• The collaboration must have been in operation for at least 18 months

• The collaboration must do most of its work in the United States and all parties to the collaboration must be located in the United States

Process of the Collaboration Prize

November 14: quarterfinalists announced, January 23: Semi-finalists announced, February 22: Finalists announced, March 22: Site visits completed, April 2017: winner announced

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Betsy Miller, Organization Name

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