General Award Criteria
All nominations will be evaluated for alignment with AFP’s vision, mission and IDEA principles, as applicable.
Mission Statement -AFP Eastern Iowa, a chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is an association of fundraising professionals committed to advancing philanthropy by encouraging people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The Eastern Iowa Chapter represents members throughout Eastern Iowa. The core activities of the Chapter include education, networking, training, advocacy and encouraging the pursuit of professional growth and development.
Vision Statement - AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter will be the recognized leader in the promotion of philanthropy by empowering fundraisers to serve their communities. Leadership is defined by a commitment to excellence in providing the highest quality services and benefits for our members and other constituents.
Nominations will be evaluated through the lens of AFP’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Statement of Principles. AFP is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse organization that reflects, is responsive to, and embraces the diversity of the communities we serve throughout the world; respecting the value of all people.
AFP is committed to promoting an inclusive, equitable, and accessible organization where every member, volunteer, staff, and board member can realize their potential and have their contributions valued.
Award Criteria by Category
Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
This award is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity; who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility; and whose generosity encourages others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community affairs.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
The individual eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for one or more major fundraising project(s) for the benefit of a charitable institution, as well as a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
This award recognizes a fundraising professional whose career exemplifies excellence in ethical fundraising through both their professional life, volunteer and community involvement, and commitment to AFP. Recipients must be a member of AFP.
Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization
To qualify for this award, a corporation or foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community affairs. Large business is defined as over 50 employees, or a nationally based foundation.
Outstanding Small Philanthropic Organization
To qualify for this award, a corporation or foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community affairs. Small business is defined as up to 50 employees, or a locally based foundation.
Outstanding Philanthropic Youth
This award recognizes service by a young person, 21 years or younger, who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in the community through his/her guidance and dedication to philanthropy.