The EPIC-Africa (www.EPIC-Africa.org) Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity to achieve program impact and improve the well-being of Africa’s citizens. This year’s winners are civil society organizations who model best practices across eight core elements of organizational effectiveness: Strategic Ability and Adaptability, Leadership and Governance, Financial Health and Management, Human Resources and Staff Development, Operations, Communications, Partnerships and Alliances, Monitoring and Evaluation. This year, the African CSO Excellence Awards received 950 registrations and 389 completed entries from 46 African countries. The winners were selected by expert evaluators from the philanthropy, technology and business sectors. See the full list of evaluators here (http://bit.ly/2DNgnKW). The African CSO Excellence Awards, launched in October 2018 included a rigorous 2 stage questionnaire, in-depth document review, video interviews, reference checks, and a final jury evaluation to determine the winners. The winners across each category and the overall winner will get an opportunity to fundraise on the international GlobalGiving (https://bitly.is/2DK74vk) platform, increase their media visibility and participate in networking opportunities through the African CSO Excellence Awards community.