We are honored to be one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The award is given by the Drucker Institute, which is closely aligned with the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. Arogya World was chosen for its mDiabetes program, a Clinton Global Initiative which spurs people to adopt healthier lifestyles through text messages.
Administered annually since 1991, the Drucker Award is granted to a social-sector organization that demonstrates Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—change that creates a new dimension of performance. In addition, the judges look for programs that are highly effective and that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
The winner will be announced later this month. The prize is $100,000, thanks to a generous grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. In all, the Drucker Institute received 687 applications this year from nonprofits in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The annual budgets for these organizations ranged from less than $250,000 to well more than $10 million.