Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence. This award is a celebration of managerial excellence, not a grant application. The focus of the application is on management, infrastructure and system best practices, not programmatic needs and services. For this reason, we suggest that your organization leadership have a role in the preparation of this application. We recognize that no organization is perfect–we are all on a journey to excellence. The selection committee considers to what extent each organization embodies a range of managerial excellence. Please read through the Axelson Center's Hallmarks of Nonprofit Managerial ExcellenceSM for more information about the essential elements of a successful nonprofit organization.
Before completing this application, please make sure that your organization meets the eligibility requirements. You may find those requirements and other details about the awards process on our website. If you applied for the 2022 Alford-Axelson Award, you must have sought feedback on your application in order to apply for 2023. Once you're ready to begin the application (you've determined what information you need), allow at least 30 minutes to complete. Also, you may save your work and complete the application at a later time.
If you have questions about eligibility or the application, please contact Lynn Stevenson at 773-244-5219 or email@example.com. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.