Beit Issie Shapiro, Avi Naor, Fishman Group Win Midot Awards

Beit Issie Shapiro has been recognized as Israel’s ‘Most Efficient Non Profit Organization’ by efficiency monitor Midot.

Set up to ensure non-profit organizations and their investors are as effective as possible in changing people’s lives for the better and solving social problems, Midot presented the awards at its annual conference in Tel Aviv. Avi Naor won an award for the most effective private donor for his personal investment and involvement, and for encouraging others to contribute as well; and the Fishman Group won an award for the most effective corporation for their strategic contributions and extensive collaborations.

In co-operation with Maala (Business for Social Responsibility), Sheatufim (the Center for Civil Society) and GuideStar Israel, a public committee headed by Supreme Court President (Emeritus) Meir Shamgar chose the winners. The committee included other well known figures such as former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Professor Gabriela Shalev and CEO of Microsoft Israel Dani Yamin.

There are 30,000 non profit and voluntary organizations registered in Israel, 4,000 of which provide a variety of welfare, educational and support services.

Beit Issie Shapiro’s award for most efficient nonprofit was judged according to impact on society, leadership, management practices, financial planning, ethics, transparency and collaboration with others to increase its circle of influence.