GSS Takes Top Management Award
On June 26, 2007, Good Shepherd received the top award for overall management excellence in the first New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The Awards, a new project of The New York Times Community Affairs Department, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, recognize management excellence and encourage innovation and communication among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community.
Good Shepherd was among four finalists selected from over 144 qualified applicants through an extensive three-step process involving two stages of written applications and site visits. The 18-member Selection Committee hailed our strong, mission-driven culture, which has remained consistent as we have grown and successfully completed a merger and an acquisition, increasing our budget from $15M to $50M over the past 15 years. The Committee also commended our highly engaged Board; our exemplary financial management practices; our sustained impact rooted in achieving targets; our strong commitment to supervision and leadership development; and our efforts to create multiple feedback systems to ensure that we all stay focused on our mission and values.
Sr. Paulette summarized the significance of this extraordinary honor: “Our award is testament to the contribution of our Board, dedicated staff and committed supporters. Together, we have built an agency that is leading the way in the pursuit of excellence and innovative management and program practices. This recognition reflects our success at bringing out the best in ourselves and our program participants.” (6/07)