Eleven Central Ohio nonprofits were honored and the nonprofit community was celebrated this afternoon at GroundWork group Columbus’s inaugural Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards before a crowd of 200 nonprofit organization representatives, business and community leaders at the OSU Fawcett Center in Columbus.
The event recognized the innovative and meaningful ways in which nonprofits organizations are leveraging Information Technology (IT) to support their business functions to help them effectively and efficiently achieve the goals of their missions.
Congratulations to our eleven Nonprofit IT Creativity Award winners:
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Strategic Planning
Rebuilding Together Central Ohio
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Marketing
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Constituent Management
Prevent Blindness Ohio
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Communications
Children’s Hunger Alliance
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Fundraising
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Service Delivery
Ohio Literacy Network
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Reporting
Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Day-to-Day Operations
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Training & Education
Step By Step Academy
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Technology Maturity
Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Social Enterprise Innovative Program
Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks
When asked why GroundWork group decided to host this new award event, GroundWork group CEO John Hrusovsky said, “We wanted to create the Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards to honor nonprofits specifically. Accolades are given to a broad spectrum of businesses and individuals – we wanted to put that spotlight on excellent nonprofit organizations."
For these inaugural Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards, GroundWork group Columbus received 200 nominations representing a total of 78 nonprofit organizations across Ohio. Award Winners were selected by an all-volunteer, independent panel of judges.
The agenda for the day was not only to recognize nonprofits for creatively thinking about IT, but also to provide the opportunity to learn from the best practices of others. GroundWork group Columbus prepared a booklet highlighting the projects of each of the Semi-Finalists. Reading through this booklet proves that nonprofits are running amazing programs and implementing innovative technology projects to effectively deliver their services to their constituents.
Attendees were truly inspired by the work of the Semi-Finalists and Award Winners. Through the GroundWork group Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards, we hope to increase public awareness of critical nonprofit programs and the value they add to the community. We look forward to our Second Annual Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards in May 2012.
GroundWork group is a Columbus-based nonprofit organization, with offices in Columbus, Ohio and Orange County, California. The GroundWork group mission is to strengthen the impact of nonprofit organizations by enhancing their ability to manage their business operations and achieve their missions through sustainable and affordable information management, education and technology solutions. For more information about GroundWork group, please visit our website www.groundworkgroup.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 614-884-7780.