Thursday, February 28, 2013

Announcing NGLCCNY’s Second Annual Social Enterprise Award


For the second year in a row, NGLCCNY will be honoring a Non-Profit Community Partner with its Social Enterprise Award.

The Social Enterprise Award acknowledges a Non-Profit Community Partner for developing and utilizing cutting edge business models to deliver social change. The recipient of the 2013 Social Enterprise Award will be announced at a special Award Ceremony hosted by the GLBT Expo at the Javits Center on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 3 p.m.

In 2012, NGLCCNY's Social Impact Industry Council presented its first annual Social Enterprise Award to HIV Law Project for its innovative service delivery model that has impacted the lives of New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS since 1989.

NGLCCNY President Richard Oceguera, Thomas Koveleskie, and HIV Law Executive Director Tracy Welsh. Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com

This year, in order to help determine a winner, the Chamber’s Social Impact Industry Council developed a series of 4 criteria against which to assess each organization. These criteria are: 1) Funding diversity, 2) Strategic partnerships, 3) Communications, and 4) Service delivery models.  All current Non-Profit Partners of NGLCCNY were asked to complete an open-ended online questionnaire by answering questions in each area.  The Social Impact Industry Council will carefully review all responses and select a winning organization. The announcement will be made live at the Award Ceremony on Saturday March 9, 2013.

HIV Law Project Executive Director Tracy Welsh with the 2012 Award. Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com

The Award Ceremony with wine reception is open to the public for $35 per person. Admission can be purchased online here, and includes passage to the 20th Annual GLBT Expo. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Award recipient.

The Chamber’s Social Impact Industry Council aims to support all Chamber members to advance their social impact. It does so by aligning members’ goals with social values relevant to the LGBT community, and by offering greater opportunities to connect, grow, learn and share.


Eric Longo is Chair of the NGLCCNY Social Impact Industry Council. As East Coast Representative for NGLCCNY Copper Business Member imagineear ltd., Longo provides handheld audio and multimedia guides to museums that bring exhibitions vividly to life for visitors.

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