Organizational effectiveness and resource management
Given their knowledge of their sector and the information provided by the Nominee, judges are asked to consider whether the Nominee's results are higher or lower than they would expect and whether there is justification for the difference? There should be a focus on delivering deeper or broader impact versus making the size of the program bigger. For example, programs looking to grow their impact will demonstrate ingenuity, maintaining their quality while increasing their results; they may be collaborating for knowledge sharing and automating their approach so that others can use it cost-effectively.
- Based on the judge's familiarity with other organizations, do the Nominee’s goals seem in line with the available resources (e.g., size of staff and budget)?
- Does the Nominee have organizational strengths that stand out (e.g., strong mechanisms for continuous learning; leadership recognized for its expertise or innovation; partnerships that further leverage the organization’s resources, etc.)?