Washington, D.C. — The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) was recognized today by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2015 Honorable Mention Recipient of the Board Leadership Award. NCCF will receive communication exposure through print, radio, television and social media; and training and development opportunities for the board and CEO from the Center’s Learning & Leadership Institute.
NCCF’s Board understands and facilitates human change by serving as ambassadors for the organization’s mission. Driven by a highly diverse and committed group of members, this Board shows exemplary discipline, strategic planning and commitment to excellence. NCCF’s Executive Director, Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman says of the Board’s honorable mention, “I am absolutely thrilled to have our best kept secret come to full light. It is wonderful that the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is recognizing NCCF’s Board of Trustees. Our Board is a group of highly dedicated, committed volunteer leaders who continue to govern a century old children and family serving nonprofit with compassion, diligence and vision.”
“High performing Boards can make the difference for operations, outcomes and the overall sustainability of nonprofits,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “Our competition identifies organizations exhibiting good governance and innovative practices that can be shared, influencing a stronger nonprofit sector. We are motivated by the dynamic leadership of our 2015 nominees and proud to acknowledge NCCF as a 2015 Honorable Mention Recipient.”
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement, in partnership with CohnReznick LLP, with educational support from BoardSource, launched the Board Leadership Award in 2011 to recognize and spotlight outstanding leadership from Boards of Directors of Washington-area nonprofit organizations. The award recognizes the role that board
s play in building and sustaining successful organizations — assuring that they are well led, well supported and responsive to the people and communities they serve.
Finalists were selected through a three-step judging process including a comprehensive nomination form; in person interview with board members and the executive director; and a site visit attended by board members, the executive director and representatives from the community served.
The award Selection Committee, made up of distinguished members of the business, philanthropic and nonprofit community, searched for examples of outstanding boards that have moved beyond recommended best practices to bring new levels of engagement and focus within the board that deliver results for the organization.
About The National Center for Children and Families
Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families. Current program services include emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families and youth, a high-intensity therapeutic group home for adolescents, therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption, independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement, parental involvement, economic and vocational stability, and healthy families. Its programs have become social service models, redefining both NCCF’s reputation and the agency’s position in the human service continuum in the Washington Metropolitan Region. http://www.nccf-cares.org
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Washington, D.C. The Center directly partners with nearly 1,000 nonprofits (our members) helping them achieve their missions through training and technical assistance programs, networking, advocacy and group buying power.
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