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MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK NAMED AS SEMIFINALIST FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY’S 2009 NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARDS

For Immediate Release:

MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK NAMED AS SEMIFINALIST FOR
THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY’S
2009 NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARDS


Prestigious Awards Honor Outstanding Management Practices and Encourage
Innovation and Communication among New
York’s Nonprofit Community


New
York
, NY – The New York Times
Company this week announced selection of Make the Road New York as one of
ten semifinalists for its third annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards. In
2007, The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and the New
York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG) joined the Times Company
in establishing this program, which honors outstanding management and
encourages innovation and communication among New York’s large and diverse
nonprofit community. All nonprofit organizations based in and serving New York City, Long Island, and Westchester
are eligible to apply. Make the Road New York and the other nine
semifinalists were selected from among 86 applicants based on excellent
management practices.

"Make the Road New York not only meets the immediate needs of
low-income and immigrant populations, but also empowers those individuals
to sustain and support their communities on a long-term basis," said Oona Chatterjee, Co-Executive Director for Make
the Road New York. "We are thrilled that the New York Times Company,
NPCC, and NYRAG recognize the value of our innovative, member-led
management model and its effectiveness in enabling low-income New Yorkers
to become the driving force behind public policy decisions that affect their
children, their families, and their communities.

"It is an honor to be considered alongside such an impressive group of
our peers among leading New York
non-profits, and we congratulate all the semifinalists on their
achievements and good work."

Up to four organizations will be awarded a total of $40,000, with winners
to be announced in June 2009. The winner for Overall Management
Excellence will be awarded $25,000. Additional awards will be presented for
outstanding performance in one or more other key areas of nonprofit
management including: overall management focus on results; governance
structure that moves the organization forward; strong, transparent and
accountable financial management; inclusive, diverse, and responsive
organizational practices; enlightened use of human resources and
technology; regular and effective communications; and effective, ethical
fundraising and resource development. Each of the winning organizations
also will receive a scholarship to The Institute for Not-for-Profit
Management at Columbia Business School Executive Education.