Category Archives: Baldrige State & Local Programs

How Baldrige Makes America Better, State by State

By Christine Schaefer Between 2005 and 2016, nine national role models identified through the annual Baldrige Awards have been organizations in Texas. During the same period, that state provided 80 applicants for the national Baldrige Award, which, in turn, provided … Continue reading

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Using Baldrige to Support Our Military, Veterans

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Support of the U.S. military and our Veterans has always been a core value for Americans. And for the nonpartisan Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, when nonprofit organizations became eligible for the Baldrige Award in 2007, … Continue reading

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The Quest for “Audacious Excellence”

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey At the upcoming 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference, Pete Reicks, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Performance Excellence for Baldrige Award recipient Elevations Credit Union, will be presenting, he says, on something truly “audacious”: the credit … Continue reading

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Spotlight on a Baldrige Examiner: Bill Craddock

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey While the annual online application for the 2017 Board of Examiners has now closed, we are always looking for ways to celebrate Baldrige Examiners. Competitively selected, these volunteers hail from many states, sectors, and professions. Following is an interview … Continue reading

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What America Still Needs

Last week, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program released the 2017–2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Business/Nonprofit version). This booklet includes the 26th version of the Criteria for Performance Excellence published by the program since 1988. Although a lot has changed in the … Continue reading

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