NPD 2024 NPD Information and Forms

NPD 2024 General Submission Information and Forms


The nomination period is now open for 2024. 


Nominations due by 5 pm on July 16, 2024.

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.

If you would like feedback on your nomination from a member of the Awards & Selection Committee (not the judges) before formally submitting your nomination, please submit your draft materials by July 7 via email with a note to that effect.

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 (editable)  or   pdf

Details on Youth Nominations

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
Outstanding Youth
Outstanding Youth Group

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. 

Lifetime Achievement: Shari Shink
Outstanding Large Business: Empower
Outstanding Foundation: Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Outstanding Philanthropists: Rob and Lola Salazar
Outstanding Small Business: Bachus & Schanker, LLC
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser: Sarah Harrison
Outstanding Professional Grantmaker: LaDawn Sullivan
Outstanding Service Organization: ARCS Colorado
Outstanding Volunteer: Heather Dearman
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Gary Yourtz
Inspiration Award: Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado
Outstanding Youth: Aimee Resnick
Outstanding Youth Group: Montrose High School Interact Club

 



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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