Global Impact Named Honorable Mention Recipient of the 2015 Board Leadership Award
Alexandria, VA (July 22, 2015)—Global Impact was recognized today by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2015 honorable mention recipient of the Board Leadership Award. The award recognizes the role that boards play in building and sustaining successful organizations—ensuring that they are well led, well supported and responsive to the people and communities they serve.
“For the Board, this acknowledgement is validation of the selfless and inspired effort our members have made over the last few years,” said Steve Polo, Chairman of the Global Impact Board of Directors. He concluded, “As the chair, the recognition is an affirmation that any group of people who are committed to a vision, a mission, and each other are capable of great things—and on behalf of all of our Board members, I am exceedingly grateful for this acknowledgment.”
“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 Global Impact as a 2015 Honorable Mention
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.
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 Center for Nonprofit Advancement
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. Learn more at www.nonprofitadvancement.org.
About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.