2019 Philanthropy Day
Submission Deadline08/08/2018
Description

2019 Nomination Guidelines

Philanthropy Day Awards Program

The annual Philanthropy Day Awards program, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter (AFP), recognizes and pays tribute to outstanding achievements by individuals, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations whose philanthropy creates significant impact on the quality of life in Central Texas. Awards are presented at the annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, February 14, 2019, at the JW Marriott located at 110 East 2nd Street, Austin, Texas. Proceeds from the event directly support AFP’s mission of advancing philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. 

Nomination Period

Nominations will be accepted July 2, 2018 through midnight on August 8, 2018.  Nominations and letters of support must be submitted online, no later than midnight on August 8, 2018. Nominations will NOT be accepted after the deadline. 

Nomination Guidelines & Instructions

We’ve made some special changes on our 35th Anniversary. The Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award will be open by invitation only and the Special Recognition Award will be given by the Chapter. Also new this year, nominees who have never previously won an AFP Greater Austin Chapter Philanthropy Day award will receive special consideration during judging. Check the list of previous honorees here when you’re deciding who to nominate.

Nominations are only accepted through the AFP website via Reviewr and must be received by midnight on August 8, 2018.  Nominators do NOT have to be a current AFP member. It is suggested you review the nomination questions and type your responses in a separate document, then copy and paste them into the fields on the online nomination form.  Nominations cannot exceed the designated word count.

Collaboration matters! Please take time to be strategic in crafting collaborative nominations. The strongest nominations reflect impact across multiple organizations. Up to two individuals/organizations may submit a nomination. Up to three letters of support may be included with each nomination and must be provided by someone outside of the nominating organization(s).

Letters of support should be uploaded through the nomination portal via Reviewr by midnight on August 8, 2018, with the document name: “Letter of Support - Nominee Name” (e.g. Letter of Support - XYZ Charitable Foundation, or Letter of Support - Jane and John Doe). While not required, letters of support are highly recommended.

You are welcome to update and resubmit a nomination from a previous year if it did not win. To request a copy of a previous year’s nomination you submitted, please email info@afpaustin.org.

Announcement of Winners  

Nominators and honorees will be notified in late September, and a public Reveal Reception will take place on October 3, 2018.

Selection Process & Eligibility 

Members of the Philanthropy Day Awards Selection Panel review and score all nominations according to the criteria provided (see below). The Selection Panel may request additional nominee information to facilitate the selection process. 

Please inform nominee of your nomination and the date of the event prior to submitting. In order to be eligible, honorees must be available to accept the award in person on February 14, 2019. All members of the 2018 AFP Board of Directors, members considering Board service in 2019, as well as the 2019 Philanthropy Day Chair(s) and Award Chair(s) are ineligible to receive an award. Previous honorees are ineligible for seven years after receipt of their award.

Scoring Criteria

Nominations are evaluated using scoring criteria specific to each award category as listed below. For nominations to be considered complete, each scoring criteria must be addressed separately. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. The most compelling nominations address in measureable ways how the nominee has directly impacted specific organizations and causes. All nominations are scored on a scale of ninety-five (95) points. Nominees who have not previously won an AFP Greater Austin Chapter Philanthropy Day award will receive five (5) additional points.


Award Categories 

Outstanding Philanthropist Award

This award is presented to an individual, couple 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 in the Greater Austin community, or at a national and/or international level.

Describe the nominee’s participation in and financial support of nonprofit organizations in our community. (0-40 pts)

Provide evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy (i.e. challenge gifts, matching gifts, etc.) (0-35 pts)

Describe the nominee’s support of innovative approaches to solving problems. (0-20 pts)

Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation Award (600 or more local employees)

This award is presented to a corporation or its corporate foundation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement in the Greater Austin area.

Provide evidence of philanthropic support of successful approaches to solving problems in the Greater Austin community. (0-40 pts)

Describe the impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts. (0-35 pts)

Provide evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement in the Greater Austin area. (0-20 pts)

Outstanding Philanthropic Small or Medium Corporation Award (<600 local employees)

This award is presented to a small or medium-sized business that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.

Provide evidence of philanthropic support of successful approaches to solving problems in the Greater Austin community. (0-40 pts)

Describe the total impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the business’s efforts. (0-35 pts)

Provide evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement in the Greater Austin area. (0-20 pts)

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Organization Award

This award is presented to a private foundation, not-for-profit organization, civic or professional association that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support, community involvement, and encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy.

Provide evidence of philanthropic support of successful approaches to solving problems in the Greater Austin community. (0-40 pts)

Describe the impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the foundation’s efforts. (0-35 pts)

Provide evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement in the Greater Austin area. (0-20 pts)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award

The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects of more than one non-profit organization or for volunteerism in their own right which serves to assist more than one non-profit in their fundraising efforts. The recipient should demonstrate exceptional skills coordinating and motivating volunteers for the benefit of charitable institutions and a personal commitment to the advancement of philanthropy. If you wish to nominate a volunteer fundraising team, you must submit separate nominations for each individual team member. Team nominations will NOT be accepted.

Provide evidence of quality leadership and ability in multiple fundraising campaigns, including details of time, effort, and personal financial commitment. (0-40 pts)

Describe fundraising goals achieved by multiple organizations as a result of his/her effort. (0-35 pts)

Provide evidence of success in recruiting and motivating others’ philanthropy. (0-20 pts)

Kelly Davidson Memorial Outstanding Philanthropic Youth

This award is presented to an individual* youth (age 18 and under) or college student with a proven record of exceptional generosity who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose actions are an example to others to join in philanthropic projects. The recipient of this award will receive a $2,500 scholarship for college expenses.

Describe time, talent and/or effort given and results achieved.  If relevant, discuss funding and other people involved (adult leaders or advisors). (0-40 pts)

Describe the short-term and long-term impact of the nominee’s work.  (0-35 pts)

Provide evidence the nominee takes a leadership role and encourages others to become involved in the Greater Austin community. (0-20 pts)

*The Awards Selection Panel reserves the right to select one (1) college-aged winner and one (1) lower/middle/upper school winner, should the breadth of nominations deem such a result most appropriate. Should this happen, the scholarship will be divided into a $1,250 scholarship for each honoree.   

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