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Drucker Institute Names Finalists For the 2019 Drucker Prize

The Drucker Institute has named finalists for the 2019 Drucker Prize. The winning nonprofit organization will receive $100,000.

CLAREMONT, Calif., Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has named the ten finalists for the 2019 Drucker Prize. The winning nonprofit organization, to be announced on October 1st, will receive $100,000.

The Drucker Institute has also released to the entire social sector all of the content from The Drucker Prize learning platform, including readings featuring the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker and video insights from some of today's top minds in nonprofit management and leadership. All of this material is now available for free to any interested organization.

The finalists for the 2019 Drucker Prize are:

  • Asante Africa Foundation, for its Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship program, which educates and empowers the next generation of African youth.
  • Field Ready, for its efforts to provide locally manufactured aid supplies to make humanitarian aid delivery faster, cheaper and better.
  • Kupona Foundation, for its efforts to end maternal and newborn deaths in Tanzania by strengthening the maternal healthcare system.
  • LIMBS International, for its Project Mobility program to transform the lives of amputees through community engagement and with affordable, sustainable prosthetic solutions.
  • Medair, for its geographic information systems mapping program to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees living in informal settlements in Lebanon.
  • mothers2mothers, for its Mentor Mother Model, which empowers mothers living with HIV as role models helping other women and their families access essential services and medical care.
  • One Heart Worldwide, for its efforts to end preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth worldwide through its Network of Safety model.
  • OneJustice, for its Justice Bus program which brings life-changing legal help to rural and isolated communities throughout California.
  • The Financial Clinic, for creating Change Machine, the online financial coaching platform that builds financial security for working poor Americans.
  • Village Enterprise, for its Graduation Program which equips people living in extreme poverty in rural Africa to start sustainable businesses and savings groups.

These ten finalists were selected from a group of 50 semifinalists, who had themselves been chosen from among 403 first-round applicants. Leaders from these 50 organizations were invited to complete a series of mini-courses on The Drucker Prize learning platform, exploring different aspects of innovation and organizational effectiveness. Each semifinalist then shared, in the second round of their application, how they might pilot or put into practice any new ideas they learned.

"The 2019 finalists for The Drucker Prize demonstrate through their work the boundless innovative opportunities for organizations of all kinds," said Zach First, the Drucker Institute's executive director. "These nonprofits have created new dimensions of performance for customers across four continents, using annual budgets that range from less than $250,000 to more than $10 million. As Peter Drucker emphasized, innovation is everyone's responsibility."

In addition to First, the final judges for the 2019 Drucker Prize are: Brian Bender, co-chair of nonprofit practice at S.R. Snodgrass, P.C.; Cecily Drucker, member of the Drucker Institute's Board of Advisors; Sumita Dutta, managing director at Golden Seeds; Patricia Easton, executive vice president and provost of Claremont Graduate University; Jane Nelson, board member of Leadership Network; Susan O'Malley, director at IDEO CoLab; and C. William Pollard, chairman emeritus of ServiceMaster Co. and an emeritus member of the Drucker Institute's Board of Advisors.

Administered annually since 1991, The Drucker Prize, formerly known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, is awarded to a social-sector organization that demonstrates Drucker's definition of innovation: "change that creates a new dimension of performance." Judges look for programs that are highly effective and have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve, as well as for those organizations that demonstrate a capacity to further leverage the discipline of innovation.

Hailed by Businessweek magazine as "the man who invented management," Peter Drucker not only consulted for major corporations, he also advised the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and countless other social-sector organizations. He called the nonprofit "America's most distinctive institution."

If you have questions about the application or Prize process, please contact druckerprize(at)drucker.institute.

About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute is a social enterprise based at Claremont Graduate University. Its mission is strengthening organizations to strengthen society. Its programs help corporate, nonprofit, government and community leaders manage with courage. For more, visit https://www.drucker.institute./

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is one of a select few American universities devoted solely to graduate-level education. The university is a founding member of The Claremont Colleges, which include Pomona College, Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, and Keck Graduate Institute. CGU is comprised of seven schools, offering 86 degree and certificate programs. CGU offers a unique transdisciplinary perspective encouraging students to explore issues and education across academic disciplines. CGU is home to the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the annual Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. For more information, visit https://www.cgu.edu