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Nominate a Social Entrepreneur

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Manhattan Institute’s 2011 Social Entrepreneurship Awards.

Each year, the Manhattan Institute presents the William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship in the amount of $100,000 to the founder or leader of a clearly effective organization who has emerged as a prominent public leader in his/her field.

The Institute also annually presents up to five Awards for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship, at a value of $25,000 each, to nonprofit organizations that provide a direct service within the continental United States to address a public problem. Winners are free to allocate the prize money as they see fit, including by directing it to the organization’s founder or an individual social entrepreneur.

Please note that the nomination process for the William E. Simon Prize is separate from that for the Awards for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone familiar with a person’s or group’s activities except for a current employee of that person or group. All nominations must be submitted through the online form on the Manhattan Institute website.

The Manhattan Institute annually presents up to five Awards for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship, at a value of $25,000 each, to nonprofit organizations that provide direct, effective services to Americans in need.

Nominations will be accepted until March 29, 2011. All nominations are submitted to the Social Entrepreneurship Selection Committee. After review and discussion, the Committee selects a small group (up to ten) as finalists. A representative of the Manhattan Institute visits each of these finalists. The Committee then makes the final selections based on these site visits.

 

 

 

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