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The National Consortium

America's Oldest Institution Devoted to the Recognition of Excellence

The National Consortium, est. 1931, has handed out prestigious distinctions to deserving individuals and organizations across the United States for nearly a century.  We believe that excellence, both in public and private sectors, needs to be articulated, and further, minted in a way that bestows the honor, dignity, and grace inherent in all human triumph and innovation.  We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.  Through formalized, vetted, and verifiable ranking algorithms, the National Consortium team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good, handing out extensively researched awards to those most deserving.

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“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Supporting Community Development

TNC proudly supports organizations across the country with the goal of helping those in need.  With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

ISO Adherence

TNC closely follows guidance and recommendations of the International Organization for Standardization.

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Our Partners

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

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Proud Member of NPOC

Our organization is continually expanding its interconnectedness with other national think-tanks.  We are a proud member of the National Panel of Consortiums (NPOC), where we make time to travel the country, attending and hosting conferences related to standardization, harmonization, and generalized guidance around community-supported excellence.

Corporate Designs, Inc.

Corporate Designs, Inc. has recently become a leading voice within the field of Excellence Recognition.  They are simultaneously a pioneer in child safety technology around the world (largely by way of design reform in the castanet industry) and own several patents.  Get in touch with them today to see what exciting work this innovative group has in the hopper!

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News Releases

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From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of The National Consortium

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National Non-Profit Makes a Splash with 50-State Fundraiser

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In-depth Interview with The National Consortium CEO

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The National Consortium

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