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Nonprofit Innovation Awards

Celebrate the 2023 honorees the week of May 15 – 18.

2023 Honorees

Top Winner and Runner Up will be revealed by category during daily vide roll outs at and our social media channels.

May 15 – Branding Identity / Unique Marketing Campaign categories

May 16 – Collaboration & Management Operations categories        . 

May 17 – Nonprofit Leadership Excellence……………………………………………

May 18 – Programs category……………………………………………………………………

A happy hour celebration will be held to congratulate the honorees on May 18 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Wyndridge Farm

4:00 – Networking, drinks and Hor D’ourves

4:45 – Awards celebration…………………………….

5:15 – Continued networking………………………

Reserve your sponsorship now! Sponsorships include multimedia marketing through the video roll out and in-person celebration benefits including: VIP seating for you guests, the right to use the Nonprofit Innovation Awards logo, print and digital marketing and much more.

This event is limited attendance and will sell out. Sponsors and honorees get priority.

 If space is available after the sponsorship deadline a limited number of individual tickets will go on sale.

To reserve your sponsorship email [email protected]

For more information, contact  [email protected]

Award CategoriesPast HonoreesFAQ


Do the winning organizations have to say something?

Winners do not speak live during the event, but will be profiled in a multi-media video that will be aired during the event. 

My organization is a Nonprofit Innovation award winner, what now? 

Sit tight, a member of our team will contact you soon with any additional details.

If I’m a winner, do I need to purchase a ticket?

You do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself as an honoree. All other attendees must purchase a ticket. Sponsorship packages are available to purchase for those wanting large groups of tickets and additional benefits.

Can I buy an ad in the publication?

The Nonprofit Innovation award program is supported through sponsorships. The ads you see in the magazine are part of the sponsorship packages. Please email [email protected] for sponsorship questions or opportunities.

I bought a ticket but I don’t see it? 

Your ticket into a live event will be your name badge at the registration table. You should receive an email with event information a day or two before the event, but this will not be a ticket. 

Contact [email protected] if you have any issues. 

*Please note that these are listed alphabetically and the true ranking will be revealed during the video rollouts

Branding Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign

Goodwill Keystone Area
Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg
Music For Everyone
United Way of the Capital Region


Excentia Human Services
Family First Health Corp.
Goodwill Keystone Area
Members 1st Charitable Foundation
Music For Everyone
UPMC Pinnacle Foundation

Management Operations

The YMCA of the Roses
York County Food Bank
York County History Center

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence

Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc.
Leadership Harrisburg Area
New Hope Ministries
Someone To Tell It To


Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Community Progress Council
Hospice & Community Care

Awards Categories:

Branding Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign

This category recognizes nonprofits that utilize unique and innovative marketing concepts to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.


This category recognizes an innovative collaborative effort between a nonprofit and another organization to accomplish a common goal that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to achieve.

Management Operations

This category recognizes innovation in organizational operations that have resulted in their increased success of their mission.

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence

This category recognizes an innovative nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and positively impacted the community.


This category recognizes innovative programming that has resulted in the organization’s increased success in achievement of their mission.

2022 Winner Video Reveals
Branding Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign:

A&E Hearing Connection

Dauphin County CASA

Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.

Myerstown Vitality Partnership


UPMC Pinnacle Foundation



Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Dauphin County Library System


Family First Health

Good Karma Garage

Leadership Harrisburg Area

WellSpan Health


Management Operations:

Child Care Consultants

Community Progress Council

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA


Nonprofit Leadership Excellence:

John Griner
The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region

Melissa Reed
Planned Parenthood Keystone

Lee Stickler
Cornwall Manor



Crispus Attacks York

D.R.E.A.M. Partnership

Hope Within Community Health, Counseling & Dental Center

SACA (Spanish American Civic Association)

Someone To Tell It To

York Fresh Food Farms

2021 Honorees

Branding Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign

Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area

Downtown Inc and the York County Economic Alliance

Lancaster LGBTQ + Coalition


The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region

York County Libraries



Children’s Aid Society – York C.A.R.E.S

Dauphin County Library System

Tenfold (formerly Tabor/LHOP)

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Management Operations

Catholic Harvest Food Pantry

Cultural Alliance of York County

Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

Leg Up Farm

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence

Michael Burns Join Hands Ministry

Kelly Gollick CONTACT Helpline

Maggie Lattin Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg

Mitch Nugent Prima Theatre

Ralph Rodriguez All You Can Inc.


Destination Carlisle, Inc

Family First Health Corp

HANNA’s Pantry, administered by the HANNA Foundation

Junior Achievement of South Central PA

YMCA of York and York County

YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County