New Social Sector Prize – Application Process Open

I received this via email today and thought I’d pass it along.

The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School are proud to announce the launch of the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. We encourage you to learn more about this award for social sector organizations and hope you forward this information to fellow Wharton alumni and colleagues in the field. Applications are being accepted until 5 PM, September 30.

The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize, administered by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, recognizes and amplifies the work of organizations creating sustainable solutions to significant social and economic challenges — with an emphasis on transferability and impact of practices. This is the first year of this annual, global prize that will award $100,000 to the winner and a non-monetary award package that includes educational opportunities and other supports.

Application process is open between September 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011.
For information on the Prize and to watch the video, visit our website.

The Lipman Prize

Eligible Organizations
We encourage organizations from around the globe to apply. We are looking for an organization building a track record of success that may not yet have gained significant recognition outside its subsector. For the winner, this prize will help bring its work to a larger audience, attract new potential donors, and provide resources that will help it scale the work or improve its organizational sustainability.

The Lipman Family Prize is targeted toward organizations addressing social and economic issues that are usually addressed by the Nonprofit/NGO/Civil Society sector. As such, we expect that the majority of organizations considered for the award will be considered “nonprofit” organizations. However, in recognition of the variations in international law, as well as the organizational innovations occurring globally (i.e., social enterprises, for-benefit corporations, and 4th sector organizations), organizations not considered traditional nonprofits will also be considered.