Drucker Institute Names Finalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize

Each of our 10 Drucker Prize finalists has demonstrated an impressive blend of results-driven rigor and human-centric focus.

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has named the 10 finalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize. The winning nonprofit organization, to be announced on September 29, will receive $100,000.

The Drucker Institute also has released to the entire social sector all of the content from The Drucker Prize learning platform, including readings featuring the timeless wisdom of Peter Drucker and video insights from some of today’s top minds in nonprofit management and leadership. All of this material is now available for free to any interested organization.

The finalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize are:


  •     DataKind, for The Six Components of Data Science for Good data-science tools and techniques for boosting social-sector impact.
  •     Feeding America, for the MealConnect program that uses technology to quickly match food donations to nearby agencies for expedited distribution to those in need.
  •     Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, which mobilizes volunteers to create and edit online maps that help responders reach people in need during disasters and other humanitarian crises.
  •     MASS Design Group, for The Catalyst Fund that provides early-stage architectural design grants for the social and public sectors.
  •     mothers2mothers International, for empowering HIV-positive African mothers to mentor newly diagnosed mothers in how to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
  •     OneJustice, for the Rural Justice Initiative that brings legal services to rural and underserved populations.
  •     SARSEF, for teaching students in Arizona how to make decisions based on data and evidence in order to solve real-world problems.
  •     St. Bernard Project, for its use of the Toyota Production System to manage the volunteer-driven rebuilding of homes damaged or destroyed by disaster.
  •     Sustainable Innovations, for its rainwater-harvesting social enterprise that allow homeowners in India to secure safe water for themselves and their communities.
  •     We Care Solar, for its solar-powered suitcase that provides lighting and electricity for nighttime…

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