Population Council Wins InsideNGO's Inaugural
Service to the Community Award
Award recognizes operational excellence and contributions to NGO community
NEW YORK (7 August 2012) — The Population Council received the inaugural Service to the Community Award from InsideNGO at last week's Annual Conference, a gathering of more than 900 international NGO professionals in Washington, DC (31 July–2 August). The award recognizes a member organization that plays an active leadership role in InsideNGO and the NGO operations community. It was announced during the conference awards ceremony, 2 August.
"The Population Council addresses some of the world's most challenging problems with innovation, knowledge, and a strong collaborative spirit—characteristics they have brought to the NGO community over the years," said InsideNGO executive director Alison Smith. "Today's award honors and thanks the Population Council for their exceptional leadership and support throughout InsideNGO's 35-year history."
In her remarks at the ceremony, Smith made special note of the Council's contributions across InsideNGO: Council staff members routinely serve as workshop, roundtable, and Annual Conference trainers, presenters, and technical experts, and many have served on InsideNGO advisory councils. Key Population Council leadership has also served on its board of directors.
"I'm honored to accept this award on behalf of all current and former Population Council staff members who have made contributions to InsideNGO and the development of our community over the years," said Jim Sailer, Population Council vice president and InsideNGO board member. "Thanks to InsideNGO, the international NGO community has a gathering place where operational excellence and professional expertise come together to help change the world."
In addition to the Service to the Community Award, the Council received special recognition at the conference for the work of its Global Information Technology Team, which was noted for operational excellence with an Honorable Mention Award in the IT awards category.
InsideNGO is a collaborative community that strengthens the operational and management capacity of the international development and relief nonprofit community in the pursuit of global development. The organization is based on the premise that inside every international relief or development NGO there are core professionals—in Information Technology, Human Resources, Grants and Contracts, and other key areas—who provide the structure and expertise to support the reach and impact of their organization. InsideNGO is dedicated to strengthening those operational teams and fostering leadership in the international nonprofit sector.
About the Population Council
The Population Council confronts critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, we work with our partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world. Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York, the Council is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization governed by an international board of trustees.
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