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November 2, 2015

Is Your Nonprofit Board "The Best?"

Governance Matters, Inc. - A Subsidiary of NYCON - would like to invite nominations for this year’s Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership.

Now in its 6th year, The Brooke Award was established in 2010 to honor the memory of Brooke W. Mahoney.  For thirty-eight years, Brooke served as Executive Director and Innovator-in-Chief of VCG.  Long before “good governance” became a discussion topic for the nonprofit sector, Brooke set out to bring diverse, strong individuals into nonprofit board rooms with the goal of creating a “brain trust” to help organizations achieve their mission. This award allows us to recognize the outstanding work done by a Board of directors as it dedicates time and resources to achieving its organization’s unique mission.  

We encourage you to apply so that we may continue to showcase the best governance practices providing opportunities for other Boards to learn and be inspired!

Last year, we recognized Transportation Alternatives for the quality of their Board leadership.  Is this the year for your Board to be recognized?

For more information and to access the application click:

2016 Brooke W. Mahoney Award Information & Application 

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