The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will hold its 2011 Nonprofit Awards event Oct. 10 to celebrate excellence in leadership and innovation in the nonprofit sector. Carol Rivchun, president of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) will be awarded the 2011 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award, and the Cuyahoga County Public Library will be recognized with the 2011 Organization Innovation Award.

The keynote speaker will be Wendy Harman, social media director for the American Red Cross. Harman will translate the Red Cross’s experiences with social media to demonstrate how organizations can stay relevant in the 21st century.

The event will be held Oct. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Tickets are $15 for current Mandel Center students, $40 for individuals associated with the Mandel Center, and $65 for general admission. Register online.

For information, visit http://mandelcenter.case.edu/nonprofit-awards/.