Donner Canadian Foundation Awards 2014

Donner Canadian Foundation Awards 2014

February 24, 2014 07:15 ET

Donner Awards Enable Local Non-Profit Agencies to Improve Accountability and Court More Involvement from Canadians

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2014) - According to a 2010 COMPAS poll, half of Canadian business leaders and CEOs are more likely to donate to charities that have been audited for efficiency.

Only 26 per cent of Canadians surveyed in 2013 by the Muttart Foundation said charities do a "good or excellent job" at providing information about the use of donations.

Simply put, people want charities to be efficient and accountable.

By providing non-profit social service agencies with the tools to measure and monitor performance, the Donner Awards Program encourages excellence and accountability, which will increase public confidence in the non-profit sector.

Every non-profit agency that applies for the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services receives a free confidential performance report, based on information provided by the applicant, which will measure the agency's performance and compare it to similar organizations.

Award winners will share $60,000 in prize money

Each of the seven award categories includes a $5,000 prize. Additionally, the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence goes to the best overall performer and the $5,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management goes to the non-profit with a consistent record of excellence and innovation in management and service delivery.

Apply now

Non-profit agencies must apply online at www.donnerawards.org. Deadline for applications is May 30, 2014. All applications submitted by the deadline are entered in a $1,000 cash draw.

Applicants are assessed in 10 key areas including management and governance, the use of staff and volunteers, innovation, program cost and outcome monitoring.

The annual Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services are sponsored by the Donner Canadian Foundation and administered by the Fraser Institute.

The Donner Canadian Foundation is dedicated to supporting projects that emphasize self-reliance, individual initiative, and independence. For more information, visit www.donnerfoundation.org.

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