NBIC Honored at Salute to Excellence Awards!

Executive Director Angela Crane-Jones and NBIC were honored on October 22, 2105 at the Center for Nonprofit Management’s (CNM) Salute to Excellence Awards, winning the prestigious Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award.
Through revenue diversification and program and contribution changes, NBIC increased revenues by 53%, and contributions and grants increased by 797%.  The new revenue mix has significantly decreased dependence on service fees.
CNM’s Salute to Excellence is the largest nonprofit awards event in the country, presenting 13 awards, $279,000 to organizations, and celebrating the successes and leaders of nonprofits across Middle Tennessee.
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The Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement recognizes exemplary leadership in three categories:  Innovation in Action, Revenue Development and Team Building.  Each winner receives an award of $25,000.  NBIC was honored to be recognized as a finalist for The Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award along with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Project Return PRO Employment.
NBIC Executive Director Angela Crane-Jones accepted the award and will use the monetary award to continue to help micro enterprises grow and succeed in support of NBIC’s mission to cultivate the growth and development of small businesses.
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Left to Right: GENI Board Member and Marketing Executive at UPS David Wilson, Chair of the GENI Board of Directors and Vice President of Business Development at Skanska USA Mendy Mazzo, NBIC Executive Director Angela Crane-Jones, GENI Treasurer and Senior Vice President Financial Advisor at Pinnacle Financial Partners Charlotte Peacock, and NBIC Assistant to the Director Allyson McIntyre