Award Descriptions

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The nomination period is now closed for the 2021 AFP NWO Awards.  

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Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist: This 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.


Outstanding Fundraising Professional: This award recognizes an individual who works directly for a nonprofit organization, serving as a role model for other fundraising professionals and demonstrating the highest of ethical standards. This person's career should highlight significant increases in return on fundraising investment, successful management of key programs, the creation of new organizational cultures, and/or the introduction of innovative and creative ideas. The nominee must have a minimum of ten years' experience and be a member of the Chapter. CFRE credentials are a plus. Consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are INELIGIBLE for this award.


Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage: This award honors a media outlet (TV, Radio, Print, etc.) that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial and/or in‐kind support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.


Outstanding Foundation: This award honors a foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.


Outstanding Philanthropist: This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: This award honors an individual or family that demonstrates commitment and success as a volunteer fundraiser and/or outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.


Outstanding Youth(s) in Philanthropy, Ages 5‐17: This award honors youth—an individual, pair or small group of young people—age 5‐17 (as of January 1st of this year) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct support of their time, talent, and/or treasure demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.


Outstanding Youth(s) in Philanthropy, Ages 18‐23: This award honors youth—an individual, pair or small group of young people—age 5‐17 (as of January 1st of this year) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct support of their time, talent, and/or treasure demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.