NPD 2021 NPD Information and Forms

NPD 2021 General Submission Information and Forms


We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 awards. The deadline is July 16, 2021 by 5 pm. No late submissions will be accepted. See below for links to the forms.

Outstanding Youth and Outstanding Youth Group nominations are now closed.

Join us on June 17th for a NPD Nomination Information Session. 

On June 17th at 1:30 pm, join Cory Andersen, Chair Awards & Selection Committee, to learn how to craft a top-notch National Philanthropy Day Nomination! Increase your chances of getting noticed by the judges by following practical best-practice tips that we'll share. Session begins at 1:30 p.m. and will wrap up by 2:30 p.m. Registration is free. Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=opysv8iab&oeidk=a07ei3mde0q02cb3bed


*AGAIN this year, Awards & Selection Committee members are offering feedback on nomination submissions. Want feedback before formally submitting? Submit your draft by July 7 via email with a note to that effect.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter defines diversity as the seeking and achievement of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions, and cultures within philanthropy. The National Philanthropy Day Steering Committee encourages nominations from all individuals, groups, and organizations representing all regions of Colorado. We believe that inclusiveness is an essential source of strength and vitality.

Please read all of the information and instructions before writing your nomination.

Each nomination must include:

  • Completed nomination form (see below link for form in Word and pdf)
  • Two page nomination narrative (list and answer four questions noted below)
  • Two letters of support (two letters only, no additional letters will be accepted)


All nominations must be complete when submitted.

Complete nominations must be submitted via email.


General Nomination Form -- 
Word  or pdf

Nomination Categories:
Lifetime Achievement
Outstanding Large Business
Outstanding Small Business
Outstanding Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropist
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
Outstanding Professional Grantmaker
Outstanding Service Organization
Outstanding Volunteer
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Inspiration Award – NEW for this year

Award Descriptions

Complete Nomination Instructions

 

Narrative Questions:
1.  What are the nominee's specific achievements?
2.  What impact has the nominee had on the community through financial contributions and/or volunteerism?
3. What leadership qualities does the nominee possess that promote philanthropy and/or volunteerism?
4. How does the nominee adopt a spirit of inclusion? (i.e. inviting broad participation, mentoring young professionals, hiring diverse applicants, etc.) 



Example Nominations
Every nomination is unique, these examples are provided to show you successful nominations.  Please tailor your nomination to your nominee and award category. The first example shows a good example of the new diversity question.

Outstanding Large Business: Empower Retirement
Outstanding Foundation: Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Outstanding Small Business: Bachus & Schanker, LLC
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser:  Jan Weimer

 



AFP Colorado Chapter embraces diversity every year with National Philanthropy Day nominations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter defines diversity as the seeking and achievement of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions, and cultures within philanthropy. The National Philanthropy Day Steering Committee encourages nominations from all individuals, groups, and organizations representing all regions of Colorado. We believe that inclusiveness is an essential source of strength and vitality.


 





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