Resourcefullness Award

The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award Application Period Has Closed!

Mark your calendars for October 23rd when we will be announcing all of our Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award winners.

How Does Your Revenue Impact Your Mission?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are doing what they have always done best: stepping up to meet the needs of their communities. We want to recognize those creative, sustainable initiatives that have allowed organizations to survive this disruption, and we also want to hear from organizations that were forced to pivot, dig deep and flex their creative muscles in order to produce new revenue generating initiatives.

Eide Bailly’s Resourcefullness Award is our way to support the financial health of the nonprofit sector while recognizing and celebrating nonprofits for their creative revenue generating initiatives. On October 23rd, the firm will give one $10,000 grand prize to a 501(c)(3) organization in each of the below qualifying states.


For more information on the award, please view our FAQs, Terms and Conditions or Criteria for Evaluation pages . And to learn more about those who will be deciding our winners, please see below for this year’s judges:

Karen Werner, Editor, Frontdoors Media
Israel Ortiz, Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship manager, BBVA, USA
Jarrett Ransom, CEO, The Rayvan Group

Su Hawk, Principal, Colorado BlueOcean Consulting
Marla J. Williams, Community Leader
Christine Benero, President and CEO, Mile High United Way

Julie Manworren, President and CEO, Volunteers of America – MN & WI
Susie Brown, CEO, Minnesota Council on Foundations
Eric Snyder, Partner, Excelsior Bay Group

North Dakota
Allyson Peterson, CFO and Senior Vice President of Finance and Opertions, North Dakota State University Foundation
Clarence Sitter, CFO, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Dorothy Lick, Senior Vice President of Education, North Dakota Bankers Association

Thank you for your interest in the Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award!
We look forward to learning more about your creative and sustainable nonprofit initiatives.

Congratulations to the 2019 Resourcefullness Award Winners!
With great pleasure, we recognize the 2019 Resourcefullness Award winners. These organizations have implemented creative, sustainable and impactful revenue generating initiatives.

RUNNERS-UP - $2,500


Phoenix Rescue Mission
Desert Botanical Garden

The Alliance Center
WorkLife Partnership

Juxtaposition Arts
Friends School of Minnesota

North Dakota
Family HealthCare Center
Abused Adult Resource Center

Utah Arts Alliance
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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