|posted by Jill Watts, |
Director of Capacity
ASU Lodestar Center
The winner of the $250,000 prize will be announced in April, and is chosen by a Final Selection Panel of national experts chaired by Sterling Speirn, CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
|The Finalists are:|
However, we still have much to learn. No one said collaborating is easy, and a whole section of the Collaboration Prize application is dedicated to “challenges along the way.” As a reviewer in the earlier rounds of selection, I found this section to have perhaps the richest information on what worked, what didn’t, how, and why. I, for one, would always prefer to learn from others’ mistakes than make them myself!
There were many impressive demonstrations of success among the applications that were truly awe-inspiring. Examples ranged from revitalizing marginalized and blighted neighborhoods to providing health care solutions in otherwise fractured and disparate systems.
One of the coolest things about The Collaboration Prize is that the organizers don’t want any of these success stories to be kept a secret. They want everyone to have access to the wisdom gained not just from the Finalists, but from all of the applicants. This information is organized in an easy-to-use, online database. Check it out!
Congratulations to the 8 Finalists and best wishes to all nonprofits doing this challenging work.