13th Annual USD Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance

​ Proud of Your Board? Nominate Your Nonprofit for The Kaleidoscope Award

Like a kaleidoscope, the work of nonprofit governance is intricate, varied and involves viewing the organization through a variety of lenses. Nonprofit governance works best when viewed through three lenses: fiduciary, strategic and generative. Good boards are dedicated volunteers who understand which lens to apply at any given time, to provide leadership that enhances an organization's ability to fulfill its mission.

The mission of the USD Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance is to recognize, celebrate and promote good governance in the San Diego region's nonprofit sector. Our Kaleidoscope Award Committee is now accepting nominations. The winner will be announced at the 15th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium on January 24, 2019.

The award-winning organization will receive a $500 cash award plus 5 complimentary passes to the 15th Annual Symposium in recognition of their leadership, service and accomplishments. Their name will also be placed on the Kaleidoscope Award recognition wall at USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

See what the San Diego Youth Symphony has to say about Board Governance.

In addition to the Kaleidoscope Award, San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS) won the first-ever BoardSource Prudential Award for Exceptional Governance.

Key Deadline

December 1, 2018: Application submission deadline

Application

Electronic Application

Submit electronic application with attachments to:

Kim Fields
kfields@sandiego.edu

Hard Copy Application

Submit hardcopy application with attachments to:

Kim Fields
The Nonprofit Institute, SOLES
5998 Alcala Park,
San Diego, CA, 92110

Kaleidoscope Award Committee

  • Laura Deitrick, PhD, Professor of Practice and Associate Director, The Nonprofit Institute at The University of San Diego
  • Edith Glassey, MA, Chief Development Officer, Center for Community Solutions
  • Janine Mason, MA, Executive Director, Fieldstone Foundation; Kaleidoscope Award Founder
  • Don Stump, MA, Executive Director, North County Lifeline
  • Paul Van Dolah, President, Van Dolah and Associates
  • Mariano Diaz, Lead Partner, R&M Consulting Group
  • Michelle Jaramillo, Communications Director, Partners for Progress
  • Emily Young, PhD, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Institute at USD

We are very excited that you are considering an application and we wish you well. To help you make your decision and to prepare a strong application, please read our synopsis of the governance framework we use as well as the Governance as Leadership by Richard Chait, Paul Ryan and Barbara Taylor.

Remember, you don't have to be perfect to apply!

Previous Kaleidoscope Award Winners

Francis Parker School
Girl Scouts San Diego
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
United Through Reading
San Diego Jewish Academy
Volunteers of America Southwest
Chicano Federation
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
Jewish Community Foundation San Diego
Home of Guiding Hands
Casa de Amparo