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National Philanthropy Day

26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards & Luncheon 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
 
Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center

Call for Nominations! Deadline Extended to July 24!
We're taking Nominations for National Philanthropy Day! This special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives and our community in the Greater Dayton Region.

We invite you to join the celebration by nominating the outstanding Greater Dayton Region philanthropists whose contributions have made significant impact in the organizations they serve and the Greater Dayton Region as a whole.

Award winners will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center.

Awards will be presented to outstanding candidates in the following categories:

Outstanding Philanthropist
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Outstanding Foundation
Outstanding Large Corporation
Outstanding Small Corporation
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (ages 5-17)
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (ages 18-23)

Please submit nominations by using this link.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 24. Contact Erin Cole or Lisa Grigsby with questions.


Award Category Descriptions

 
Outstanding Philanthropist Award pays tribute to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who,through direct financial support, demonstrates outsanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages other to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.
    • For EACH organization/cause supported by the nominee, describe the (1) gifts provided, (2) additional participation and (3) IMPACT
of the nominee’s gift and work on the organization’s ability to provide programs and services. (0-65 points)
    • Description of the innovation/creativity/leadership in the causes the nominee supported, how issues were addressed or solved and/or
how the funds were raised. (0-10 points)
    • Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in
philanthropy (i.e. challenge gifts, matching gifts, volunteering, etc.). (0-25 points)


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award rewards a special individual or family that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of donors and volunteers for major fundraising projects for MORE THAN ONE nonprofit organization. Nominations MUST address the following criteria, and consideration will be based solely on the responses:
    • For EACH organization/cause for which the nominee has helped raise funds, provide description of (1) leadership role and responsibilities, (2) ability to organize and manage campaigns and groups (3) funds raised, (4) time, effort and personal financial commitment and (5) IMPACT the nominee and his/her work had on the organization’s ability to provide programs and services. (0-65 points)
    • Description of both the nominee’s ability to lead, motivate, manage and inspire others, as well as the ability to work within a team. (0-20 points)
    • Description of the nominee’s support of other non-profits where he or she may not have led fundraising efforts, but was active on boards and committees and gave and volunteered to the organizations. (0-15 points)

Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional who works directly for a nonprofit, charitable organization. Consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are INELIGIBLE for this award. Nominees must have a MINIMUM of 10 years of experience as a professional fundraiser working directly for a nonprofit organization (years as a consultant will not be considered). They must also be a current AFP member. Nominations MUST address the following criteria, and consideration will be based solely on the responses:
For EACH organization where the nominee has held a significant fundraising position (not necessarily entry-level but that position can be included if important), provide description of (1) position and responsibilities, (2) specific projects and campaigns completed, (3) funds raised and (4) IMPACT of the nominee’s work on the organization’s programs. (0 -25 points)
    • Provide description of the nominee’s leadership, such as development of new programs and departments, significant increases in return on fundraising investment, successful management of key programs, creating new organizational cultures and/or introduction of innovative and creative ideas. (0 -20 points)
    • Description of nominee’s commitment to AFP, its mission of advancing ethical fundraising and the fundraising profession, including demonstration that the nominee abides by and promotes the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, the Donor Bill of Rights and similar principles. (0 -20 points)
    • Description of individual’s commitment to continuing professional development, including certification (CFRE or ACFRE, or equivalent certification), conference participation, publication and professional education. (0 -15 points)
    • Evidence of commitment to fundraising and philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of nonprofit organizations. (0 -20 points)

The Outstanding Foundation Award honors a foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support, innovation, encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and national, international and/or community involvement. Nominations MUST address the following criteria, and consideration will be based solely on the responses:
    • For EACH major program area /cause/initiative, provide description of the nominee’s (1) philanthropic support (including money, time and other resources), (2) innovation or creativity in addressing the issue and (3) the leadership role the nominee played. (0 -45 points)
    • For each major program area /cause/initiative, provide description of the IMPACT of the nominee’s philanthropic support, innovation and creativity and leadership. (0 -35 points)
    • Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in philanthropy. (0 -20 points)

The Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Awards (2 awards: one for young people ages 5-17 and one for young people ages 18-23) recognizes service by an individual or group of young people who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:
    • Description in detail of what the nominee did, including goals, process, budget (if relevant) and people involved in the process (adult leaders or adviser, etc.) and of the time, talent and/or treasure the youth gave for the common good and the results that were achieved. (0 -40 points)
    • Description of the impact the nominee had on the community, including numbers of people involved, financial impact, organizations helped, etc. Please include the names and contact information of individuals at the organizations who benefited from the nominee’s work. (0 -30 points)
    • Long term (3-5 years) impact of the nominee’s work. Will the project(s) be ongoing and has the nominee considered next steps or is working on other projects? (0 -20 points)
    • Evidence that the project(s) can serve as a prototype for others or is easily replicable in other communities. (0 -10 points)

The Outstanding Large Corporation Award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. One award will be given in this category. A large business or corporation is defined as one with 100 or more employees in the greater Dayton region.  Nominations MUST address the following criteria, and consideration will be based solely on the responses:
• Description of OVER ALL gif t support by the nominee and general approach and philosophy to philanthropy and charitable support. (0 -15 points)
• For each MAJOR cause, initiative or nonprofit supported by the nominee, include description of (1) philanthropic support (money, time and other resources), (2) innovation and creativity in addressing the issue or cause, and (3) IMPAC T of that support on those causes and nonprofits. (0 -45 points)
• Description of additional gif t support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts. (0 -25 points)
• Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others (e.g., employees, clients, customers, the public) to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in philanthropy. (0 -15 points)

The Outstanding Small Corporation Award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. One award will be given in this category. A small business or corporation is defined as one with up to 100 employees in the greater Dayton region. Nominations MUST address the following criteria, and consideration will be based solely on the responses:
• Description of OVER ALL gif t support by the nominee and general approach and philosophy to philanthropy and charitable support. (0 -15 points)
• For each MAJOR cause, initiative or nonprofit supported by the nominee, include description of (1) philanthropic support (money, time and other resources), (2) innovation and creativity in addressing the issue or cause, and (3) IMPAC T of that support on those causes and nonprofits. (0 -45 points)
• Description of additional gif t support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts. (0 -25 points)
• Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others (e.g., employees, clients, customers, the public) to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in philanthropy. (0 -15 points)

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