THE DRUCKER PRIZE

$100,000—and so much more

The Drucker Prize (formerly the Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation) is a $100,000 award given to the nonprofit organization that is deemed to best meet Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” Now in its 26th year, The Drucker Prize is the biggest nonprofit management contest in America. The 2017 application will open on Monday, March 13. Please stay tuned!

 

RESOURCE-RICH LEARNING PLATFORM

Beyond the cash award, The Drucker Prize offers nonprofits a host of practical insights to help them become more innovative and more effective. Indeed, The Drucker Prize’s resource-rich learning platform blends the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker with the thinking of some of today’s brightest management minds. Our original content is open first to each year’s 50 semifinalists. Leaders of these organizations get to dive into specially designed mini-courses covering key aspects of innovation and nonprofit performance. When we announce the 10 finalists each year in September, we simultaneously make available this trove of insights to all of our applicants—and to the entire sector.

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I truly loved the learning experience. Now that I’ve told others about it, we are all fighting over who gets to do it next year.

2016 applicant

2016 RESOURCE LIBRARY

Innovative organizations aren’t merely smart. They strive for a deep understanding of whom they serve and why; they communicate effectively; and they have the right kind of leadership. As Peter Drucker noted, the focus of innovation “is not knowledge but performance.”

CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS

Sally Osberg,
Skoll Foundation
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SOCIAL INNOVATION

Jocelyn Wyatt,
IDEO.org
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EVIDENCE-BASED INNOVATION

Dean Fixsen,
University of North Carolina
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INNOVATIVE CULTURE

Mario Morino,
Venture Philanthropy Partners
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THE BOARD’S ROLE

Richard Chait,
Harvard University
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FURTHER READING

Excerpts from 
Peter F. Drucker
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92%

of 2016’s first-round applicants said that simply completing the application would prompt them to explore additional opportunities for innovation.

We are honored and humbled by the recognition and generous support that comes with this award. We find inspiration in Peter Drucker’s great legacy as we continue our mission to harness the power and appeal of technology to improve people’s health and well-being.

Pat Christen
President and CEO of HopeLab, 
the 2014 first-place winner

For any questions please contact Laura Roach, Director of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Engagement, by email or at 909-607-7367.