Good Shepherd Housing Wins 2012 Board Leadership Award
Mount Vernon nonprofit was one of three finalists for the award.
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services will receive a $10,000 grant, communication exposure through print, radio, television and social media, and training and development opportunities for the board and CEO from BoardSource and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Learning & Leadership Institute.
“Our aim is to be a best-in-class human service nonprofit and that includes our board governance. Thanks to winning this award, we know that we’re well on our way,” said GSH Executive Director Shannon Steene said in a statement.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement, in partnership with Reznick Group and BoardSource, launched the Board Leadership Award last year to recognize outstanding leadership from D.C.-metro area nonprofits. The award “recognizes the role that boards play in building and sustaining successful organizations,” according to the Center.
This year’s finalists were selected after going through a three-step judging process which included a nomination form, in-person interview with board members and the executive director, and a site visit and meeting attended by the board, executive director and community representatives. The finalists were selected by a committee comprised of distinguished members of the business, philanthropic, and nonprofit community.
“The Board Leadership Award highlights organizations that have surpassed the standard by demonstrating extraordinary governance,” said Center for Nonprofit Advancement CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “We are motivated by the exceptional practices exhibited by each of our 2012 nominees and proud to acknowledge Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services as a 2012 Award Winner.”