2023 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

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Every year, MNN honors the passion and impact of nonprofit professionals and organizations in the state’s nonprofit sector with the Nonprofit Excellence Awards presented by Citizens. The Nonprofit Excellence Awards are presented to six nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative, and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth.


This year’s ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at the Massachusetts State House. Hundreds of nonprofit professionals, organizations, government leaders, affiliate businesses, and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor our sector.

Awards were distributed to individuals and nonprofit organizations in the following six categories. This year’s winners are:

Excellence in Advocacy – The Midas Collaborative
Excellence in Innovation – Ellie Fund
Excellence in Leadership – Neil Gordon, Discovery Museum
Excellence in Resilience – Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Excellence by a Small Nonprofit – Mosaic: Interfaith Youth Action
Excellence by a Young Professional – Isaiah Stephens, South Middlesex Opportunity Council


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Visit this page to view the 2023 list of finalists.

A panel of judges reviewed over 130 nominations this year to select our 30 finalists. Finalists were selected in the following six categories; Advocacy, Innovation, Leadership, Resilience, Small Nonprofit, and Young Professional.

To learn more about the 2023 program, head to our blog for the recap here

To learn more about last year’s program, visit this page. For more information, contact Clare Ladd at cladd@massnonprofitnet.org.

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