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Humentum Honors the IRC PEERS Development Team with the 2019 Operational Excellence Award

Humentum honored IRC PEERS Development Team; Rick Estridge, Gabby LaPointe, Shane Scanlon, and Kelly Thompson with its 2019 Operational Excellence Award at the annual conference, OpEx DC 2019, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 10.

The Humentum Operational Excellence Awards were established in 2010 (originally the InsideNGO Operational Excellence Awards) to recognize professionals within the development sector who are innovating, collaborating, and ensuring operational excellence within their organizations. Winners were chosen from among 35 nominations put forth by Humentum member organizations across the US and internationally earlier this year. Nominators were asked to submit detailed recommendations explaining how their nominees embodied operational excellence.

IRC PEERS Development Team’s nomination was submitted by their colleagues, Alan Ring & Mireille Cronin Mather, IRC. In their nominations, they wrote that IRC PEERS Development Team deserved an Operational Excellence Award because “the PEERS team drove a three-year, organization-wide process that developed the Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (‘PEER System’ or ‘PEERS’) to enable collaborative partnerships between the IRC and local actors.”

“We are pleased to recognize IRC PEERS Development Team with the Operational Excellence Award,” said Humentum CEO Tom Dente. “With their outstanding contributions to International Rescue Committee and our overall community, their work exemplifies the importance of operational excellence to better deliver and sustain results.”

In addition to the IRC PEERS Development Team’s Operational Excellence Award, Humentum recognized four other awardees for operational excellence, and recognized an Industry Award, and Industry Award Honorable Mention, and a Partner of the Year Award.

More than 1,100 development practitioners from nearly 200 member organizations attended Humentum’s annual conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this year, making it one of the largest gatherings of professionals in the international development and humanitarian community in the U.S.

About the IRC

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.

About Humentum

Humentum is a global membership association providing training, convening, and support. We work towards social good: managing compliance and risk, juggling finances, designing programs and helping people perform at their best. Humentum was created in July 2017 from the merger of three well-established organizations: InsideNGO, LINGOs, and Mango. Humentum provides practical solutions, expertise, and professional communities for social sector organizations to strengthen their core capabilities and achieve greater impact. Humentum does this through providing training, consulting, and convening around the world on these core capabilities: compliance, financial management, program management, and people development. Learn more at www.humentum.org.