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2017 Nomination Packet

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY®
2017 NOMINATIONS PACKET

On Friday, November 17, 2017, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter will host its 29th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon at The Westin La Paloma.  Five major awards will be presented to individuals and organizations whose philanthropic contributions and dedicated volunteerism improve the quality of life in our community.

The five major awards and the criteria for judging them are listed below.  Please review the categories and criteria for evaluation carefully.  Use the evaluation criteria to assist you in preparing the nominations for your candidates.  We highly recommend nominators have all nominees give their approval for the nomination prior to submission.

AWARD CATEGORIES AND EVALUATION CRITERIA

Outstanding Philanthropist Award

Recognizes an individual, family, or group whose exceptional generosity through financial support to various charitable causes improves the quality of life in our community, demonstrates leadership in philanthropic giving, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.

Criteria for evaluating nominations

  • Nominee’s financial and philanthropic impact makes a significant difference within the community
  • Nominee works with multiple charitable organizations
  • Nominee’s length of commitment is substantial to the community at large
  • Nominee inspires and motivates other philanthropists with their gifts or support to an organization or cause
  • Through their philanthropy, nominee has established a “lasting impact” on the community or for a cause and has changed the lives of many people.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award

Recognizes an individual, organization, or group that demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to the advancement of philanthropy and motivates and inspires other volunteers in successful fundraising projects.

Criteria for evaluating nominations

  • Nominee exhibits exceptional leadership through volunteer fundraising
  • Nominee motivates and inspires other volunteers and volunteer fundraisers
  • Nominee demonstrates long-term commitment to philanthropy
  • Nominee affects a diversity of organizations
  • Nominee makes a significant impact on an organization(s) through volunteer commitment that has changed the lives of many people.

Outstanding Corporate or Foundation Philanthropist Award

Recognizes a corporation, foundation, or group that has a demonstrated record of outstanding commitment through charitable financial support, and through encouragement and motivation of others inspires them to take a leadership role in provision of services and programs and whose work supports the advancement of philanthropy in the community.

Criteria for evaluating nominations

  • Nominee has an established record of charitable support to organizations and causes within community
  • Nominee’s corporate/foundation model sets a desired example for philanthropic involvement/contribution
  • Through their philanthropy, nominee has a significant impact on the community and has changed the lives of many people.
  • Nominee provides support to a diversity of causes/organizations/groups within community
  • Nominee goes beyond financial support and providing capacity building
  • Nominee’s commitment to philanthropy exhibits the spirit of philanthropy

Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award

Recognizes a professional fundraiser whose work exemplifies leadership, competence, achievement, ethical standards and commitment to philanthropy.

Please note: Nominees for this award must be members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Criteria for evaluating nominations

  • Nominee exhibits leadership within AFP, within their organization, community volunteer (these three areas will be judged independently)
  • Nominee performs national service
  • Nominee pursues continuing professional development
  • Nominee engages in mentoring, teaching and working with others
  • Nominee inspires others and is a motivating force for organizations
  • Nominee demonstrates competence, success and achievement
  • Nominee demonstrates and embodies professional and ethical standards
  • Nominee demonstrates a commitment to philanthropy and exhibits the spirit of philanthropy

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Recognizes service by an individual or group of young people, grades 6 through 12, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteerism, and leadership in the advancement of philanthropy.

Criteria for evaluating nominations

  • Nominee has learned about and demonstrated good use of time, talent and/or treasure for the common good through planning and implementation of a specific fundraising project
  • Nominee has had measurable impact on a chosen agency and/or the community
  • Nominee has exhibited creativity in raising funds and/or volunteer support for an agency and/or the community
  • Nominee exhibits exceptional leadership through volunteer fundraising and serves as a role model to other youth

Nomination Guidelines:

  • You may submit more than one nomination.
  • Nominations must be received by 4:30 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2017. DEADLINE IS ABSOLUTE!
  • The online nomination form, the letter of nomination and all letters of support must be submitted electronically at www.afpsoaz.org/2017-national-philanthropy-day/. The packet should not exceed 8 pages total (1 form, your 2 page nomination letter, up to 5 support letters). For questions about submission, please contact Gerry at admin@afpsoaz.org.
  • For questions about the nomination process or content, contact Travis Craddock at craddockt@sanmiguelhigh.org.

Please click here to begin your nomination!

To complete the full application, you will need contact information for your Nominee, your organization, and your letters of support.

Once you complete your application, you will be directed to a page to purchase a table or tickets for the event!