2019 NPD Award Descriptions, Criteria & How To Submit Your Nominations

2019 NPD Award Descriptions and Criteria

AFP Outstanding Philanthropist Award

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 philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national, and/or international level. Your nomination should include the following information with specific examples:

  • Evidence of direct gift support.
  • Description of impact of gift support.
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy.
  • Description of participation in and gift support of other not-for-profit organizations, in the community,
  • nationally, and/or internationally.
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems.

 

AFP Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation Award

To qualify for this award, a business/corporation or its corporate foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement. List your nominee’s achievements, including:

  • Evidence of direct gift support indicated by support of projects locally, nationally, and/or internationally.
  • Description of impact of gift support on above projects.
  • Description of specific achievements accomplished through the organization’s efforts.
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems.

 

AFP Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

This award recognizes an exemplary youth and/or group, aged 21 or younger, who has demonstrated a commitment to the community and exceptional leadership in the coordination and motivation of volunteers for a major fundraising project in one or more charitable organizations. Nominees for the award must have worked in a voluntary capacity. Your nomination should include the following:

  • Description of what the nominee did including goals, process, time commitment, budget (if relevant), other people involved; e.g., adult leaders or advisors, and volunteer involvement
  • Evidence of success in recruiting and motivating others.
  • Description of the project’s fundraising success (profit after costs), and its impact on the community.
  • Please include the number of people who benefited from the project, its long-term (1-2 years) impact, and if the project will be ongoing.
  • Description of how the project(s) could serve as a prototype that could be replicated in other communities.
  • Description of participation in other not-for-profit organizations.

 

AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award

This award is designed for an outstanding individual fundraising professional who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. Your nomination should include the following:

  • Description of career achievements; i.e., length and tenure of fundraising background, experience, and results. The recipient must have at least 15 years of professional fundraising experience.
  • Evidence of quality leadership that is effective, creative and stimulating, and evidence that the individual acts as a team player.
  • Membership in the AFP and evidence that the individual practices and promotes the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice for fundraising executives.
  • Description of individual’s commitment to continuing professional development, including professional certification (CFRE/ACFRE), conference participation, publications, and professional education.
  • Evidence of commitment to this profession and to philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of not-for-profit organizations.