This year's winner and finalists in Crain's annual Best-Managed Nonprofit Contest will be honored at Crain's Newsmaker of the Year lunch in January; the winner, the Detroit Zoo, will receive a $1,500 cash prize.
This year's judges
Gary Dembs, president and CEO, Nonprofit Personnel Network, Southfield.
Karla Hall, Hall Strategic Consulting LLC,, spent 30 years in corporate philanthropy.
Gerald Lindman, private nonprofit consultant. Also ran the former Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University.
Richard Martin, chief advancement officer, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.
Mike Rafferty, director, metro Detroit office, Michigan Nonprofit Association.
Jennifer Oertel, partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC and coordinator of the firm's nonprofit practice group.
The nonprofit practice group at Plante Moran PLLC in Southfield, led by partner John Bebes, did a financial analysis of the applicants.