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Nonprofit of the Year Award

Eligibility Criteria, Consortium Nonprofit of the Year

1. Must be a current member of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium.
2. Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community.
3. Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect.
4. Supports and demonstrates the collaborative spirit through creative partnerships with the Consortium,
other nonprofits, and/or various business and civic organizations.
5. Inspires others by their example.


2013 Recipient: Faith Action International House

Faith Action is a strong collaborator with the local nonprofit sector. Below are some of the qualities for which they received the award

  • The Faith Action staff actively participate in Consortium programs.
  • David Fraccaro, Faith Action ED, is a graduate of the Consortium ED Academy.
  • Faith Action has brought the community together around the issue of immigrant assimilation through their Stranger to Neighbor gatherings and conversations.
  • They offer several interactive, multi-media educational trainings for faith communities, student groups, and social service agencies.
  • They have engaged law enforcement agencies in the support of immigrant communities.
  • Faith Action has networked with organizations across the spectrum of social services to build a one-stop resource for our immigrant population, serving as a model for effective community collaboration.


2012 Recipient: The Music Academy of North Carolina

The Music Academy is a strong supporter of the Consortium and the local nonprofit sector. Below are some of the qualities for which they received the award:

  • The Academy provides space and set up for Consortium ED and Financial Roundtables.
  • Their staff participate in virtually all of our programming.
  • Their staff include graduates from the Consortium ED Academy, Board Development Academy, and Nonprofit Management Institute.
  • Their staff serve as faculty for the Consortium Nonprofit Management Institute as well as the Financial and ED Roundtables.
  • Their staff have served and are serving on the Consortium Steering Committee, Program Committee, Financial Roundtable Management Team, and ED Roundtable Management Team.
  • Their staff have helped a number of Consortium member organizations with Quickbooks setup and implementation and answers to financial/operations questions.
  • Their faculty and students provide the music for Consortium celebrations.
  • The Music Academy and its staff exemplify the Consortium values of nonprofits supporting nonprofits.


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2011 Recipient: National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)

The mission of NCCJ as a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue, exemplifies the values of the Consortium. NCCJ fulfills their mission through education of the community to build mutual respect among all people—regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic background or faith. They promote networking of all faith and socio-economic groups to promote understanding and respect across groups; they collaborate with the school system and various faith organizations throughout the community and they celebrate the successes of our youth and the community as a whole in embracing diversity.


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2010 Recipient: Handy Capable Network

Barbara Davis created Handy Capable Network as a win-win-win: Her nonprofit collects used computers, saving them from landfills; trains people with disabilities to refurbish them, giving them meaningful work experience; and sells or distributes the revived computers to schools and needy families.

Handy Capable and Barbara Davis have supported Consortium member organizations by providing affordable computer equipment and technical assistance. They have outfitted entire computer labs as well as provided individual computers for our members as well as repaired numerous computers.

Most recently, Handy Capable has entered into a collaborative arrangement with the Consortium to provide an IT HelpDesk through which our members can access free technology assessments and affordable services and equipment