Drucker Prize

Welcome to The Drucker Prize. The 50 semifinalists for the 2016 Drucker Prize have been announced. (Semifinalists can access Round 2 of the 2016 application here using the same login credentials as were used for Round 1.)

The 2017 application will open in April 2017. In the meantime, learn more about The Drucker Prize below.

2016 marks a bold new direction for the program, which for the previous 24 years has been called the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

To be sure, some things are staying the same, including the awarding of $100,000 to the nonprofit organization that is deemed to best meet Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.”

What is different is that The Drucker Prize offers nonprofits an additional, invaluable resource: a host of practical insights to help them become more innovative and more effective.

Indeed, The Drucker Prize has been turned into a resource-rich learning platform—one that blends the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker with the thinking of some of today’s brightest management minds.

The Drucker Prize will unfold in two rounds. The first is open to any 501-c-3.

The second round will be open to 50 semifinalists, who will be notified on July 25 that they are eligible to move to the next part of the prize process. Leaders of these organizations will then have the opportunity—online and at their own pace—to dive into specially designed mini-courses covering key aspects of innovation and nonprofit performance.

As they soak in this material—delivered by some of today’s top management thinkers—they will be directed to answer a set of final questions that explore not only how well their organizations already engage in some of these practices, but what’s a new thing that they’ve just learned, and how they intend to apply this new knowledge going forward.

On September 12, we will announce our 10 finalists—and, at the same time, make available all of our learning resources (short video lectures, readings and other carefully curated content) to all of our applicants, and to the entire sector.

The winner of The Drucker Prize will be announced on September 30.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact Laura Roach at [email protected] or 909-607-7367.

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