Award for Nonprofit Excellence
Begin the Journey to Excellence
With the 2018 release of the 4th Edition of Guiding Principles and Best Practices, Together SC has chosen to step back and reconsider its awards recognition process.
In the interim, members are encouraged to focus on updating their practices to align with the expanded areas of focus in the new edition.
Beginning in 2003, Together SC has recognized nonprofit organizations that embody excellence within our sector. Using the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a framework, the Award for Nonprofit Excellence has historically recognized two organizations that exemplify a continual pursuit of excellence.
Together SC believes that excellence isn’t the completion of a checklist. It is a fundamentally transformative pursuit of the highest standards and practices. We hope each Together SC member organization uses the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a living document, allowing the opportunity to always re-evaluate and strengthen practices.
“The Award for Nonprofit Excellence in Governance and Management is awarded to nonprofits that know that making a real difference means taking the time to build an effective foundation for organizational success. Greenville County First Steps excelled among a qualified field of applicants. Their excellent management and governance practices not only help them accomplish their mission, but also position them for years of achievement.”
Past Selection Committee Chair
PREVIOUS EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Neighbor to Neighbor
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville
The ETV Endowment of South Carolina
Greenville County First Steps
The Literacy Center (as Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry)
Affinity Health Center (as Catawba Care)
Miss Ruby’s Kids
Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
Glenn Springs Academy (closed May 2015)
Wings for Kids
Palmetto Goodwill (as Goodwill Industries of Lower SC)
Lowcountry Food Bank
Center for Women
Service Over Self
Miracle Hill Ministries