National Philanthropy Day Awards November 20th, 2019
SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD
Honouring an individual, family or family foundation, private foundation, special-purpose philanthropic group or group of individuals who has demonstrated outstanding civic and philanthropic support and leadership through a proven record of financial support, exceptional generosity, commitment in philanthropy and local community involvement.
This is demonstrated through financial support, generous contributions of time, encouragement, and motivation of others to follow their lead.
The nominee(s) for this award inspire(s) others to be more engaged and give back to their community. This award seeks to honor those who are seldom honored and to give recognition to those who often go unrecognized
• Examples of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy (i.e. challenge gifts, matching gifts, volunteering, etc.) (0-30 points)
• Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems locally, nationally and/or internationally. (0-45 points)
• Description of impact of financial gift support and achievements accomplished through the individual’s, foundation’s or philanthropic group’s efforts. (0-35 points)
• Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement (0-20 points)
OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER AWARD
Honouring an individual or family who exhibits an outstanding ability to coordinate and motivate groups of volunteers for fundraising projects to benefit charitable institutions. The recipient must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects for one or more not-for-profit organization(s).
• Examples of leadership and organizational ability. (0-25 points)
• Description of time, effort, and financial commitment. (0-25 points)
• Examples of success in recruiting and motivating others. (0-20 points)
• Description of fund-raising goals achieved by his/her effort. (0-15 points)
• Description of participation in other local not-for-profit organizations. (0-15 points)
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OR CORPORATION AWARD
Honouring a business or corporation who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to philanthropy, and community involvement. This is recognized through financial support, encouragement, and motivation of others to take leadership roles (may include a portion of in-kind support).
• Examples of philanthropic support within our community using innovative approaches. (0-45 points)
• Description of impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts. (0-30 points)
• Examples of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. (0-25 points)
OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD – AGES 5-25
Honouring an individual youth ages 5-25, who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. (Not open to groups or multiple youth).
• Describe fundraising initiatives – include items such as process, goal, time, talent required to achieve initiative, results that were achieved, and other people involved in the process (adult leaders / advisors if applicable). (0-40 points)
• Describe the impact the nominee had on the community, including numbers of people involved, financial impact, organizations helped, etc. (0-40 points)
• Long term (1-2 years) impact on the nominee’s initiative. Will the project(s) be ongoing and has the nominee considered next steps? Can this serve as a prototype for others? (0-20 points)
OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL
Honouring a fundraising executive whose actions and leadership exemplify ethical and effective professional practice and whose performance has enhanced the financial resources and recognition of the organization(s) for which he/she works. Must have actively worked as a professional fundraiser for at least five years prior to this nomination. Current AFP Canada South Board Members, members of the judicial panel and self-nominations are not eligible for this award.
• Detailed description of how they have enhanced the financial resources and recognition of the organization(s) for which he/she works (0-30 points)
• Examples of demonstrated strong commitment to philanthropy (0-20 points)
• Examples of success in recruiting and motivating volunteers and others to support their organization (0-20 points)
• Description of participation in other local not-for-profit organizations, Boards, Committees, etc. (0-15 points)
• Describe their leadership, organizational ability & continuing education efforts. (0-15 points)
NEW! OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING INNOVATION
Honouring a not for profit organization who has created an innovative fundraising campaign or initiative that achieved or exceeded its target. This new award will celebrate the challenges faced by the charitable sector to think outside the box by creating something new, or breathing new life into an old campaign or initiative to increase funds and awareness.
• Explain the campaign/initiative and its objective. (0-10 points)
• What makes this campaign/initiative innovative? (0-20 points)
• What approach did they take and how was it delivered? (0-10 points)
• Examples of how the campaign changed the organizations image or the way the public views their cause.(0-30 points)
• Describe how effective the campaign/initiative was and what the return on investment was. (0-
NEW! OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Honouring a business, organization or individual who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to engage, support and collaborate with charitable organizations and individuals in the community.
• Provide examples of support through community engagement or collaboration (0-40 points)
• Describe impact of support to community partners and the community at large (0-40 points)
• How many organizations has the nominee helped through their support? (0-10 points)
• What inspired the nominee to be a community champion? (0-10 points)