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June 01, 2018

Announcing: 2018 Drucker Prize Semifinalists

Today, we announce the 50 semifinalists for the 2018 Drucker Prize.

From 509 first-round applicants, we selected the following 50 organizations for their excellence in demonstrating Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—change that creates a new dimension of performance:

A Breeze of Hope Foundation; Asia Initiatives; Bakersfield ARC; Benefits Data Trust; Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers; Children’s Flight of Hope; Corporation for Supportive HousingDataKind; EnCorps STEM Teachers Program; First Book; FORCE Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered; Found in Translation; Friends of the Children; Generation EnterpriseHumanitarian OpenStreetMap Team; iACT; Interise; LA Family Housing; Leadership Rhode Island; Literacy KC; Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen; Massachusetts Housing and Shelter AllianceMIND Research Institute; mothers2mothers; myAgro; NAF; National Capital Poison Center; New Classrooms; New York On Tech; One Heart World-Wide; Operation ASHA; Orbis International; Power to Decide; Project Concern International; Read to Grow; Safe Water Network; Save the Children; SavingSpecies; Sightsavers; SIRUM; Team Rubicon; The HALO Trust; The Resolution Project; The YouthQuest Foundation; Trauma Resource Institute; Unistream; Village Enterprise; Virginia Mason Health System; Water for Good; and YMCA of the USA.

These 50 nonprofits now qualify for The Drucker Prize’s second round, where their leaders will engage a series of short innovation learning modules. Produced especially for The Drucker Prize, these modules feature insights from some of today’s top thinkers on management and leadership, as well as the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker. In Round 2, the semifinalists will be asked to articulate for the judges both their current innovation practices, as well as and how they might further leverage the disciplines of innovation to improve their organization’s results.

The submission deadline for the Round 2 application is August 3, 2018 at 5pm Pacific time.

“These 50 semifinalist organizations have made it to Round 2 of The Drucker Prize based on their impressive track records.

They now have the chance to push their innovative ambitions even further in pursuit of the $100,000 prize. And while we know the cash is important, we also hear each year from scores of semifinalists that the new knowledge they are poised to gain will be, over time, more valuable still,” said Zach First, executive director of the Drucker Institute.

The 10 finalists for this year’s Drucker Prize will be announced on August 31. At that time all of the resources from the learning platform will be made available to the entire social sector.

The winner of the $100,000 Drucker Prize will be announced on October 1.