Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Presented to a volunteer that has demonstrated experience in fundraising for one or more nonprofit organizations in the community. Selection criteria will include: significance of projects for the community, including amounts raised; time, effort and personal financial commitment; success in recruiting and motivating others; fundraising involvement with other nonprofit organizations beyond the nominator’s.
Outstanding Youth Philanthropist: Presented to a youth 18 years or younger who has participated in philanthropic efforts on behalf of their community. Selection criteria will include: significance of projects to the community; time and effort; success in recruiting and motivating others; and involvement with other nonprofit organizations beyond the nominator’s.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Presented to an outstanding fundraiser who has practiced the profession in an exemplary manner in accordance with the AFP code of ethics, for at least five (5) years. Selection criteria will include: breadth of the individual’s fundraising career; commitment to the profession; major fundraising achievements and their impact; fundraising or philanthropic involvement outside of paid position.
Outstanding Corporate or Small Business Donor in Philanthropy: Presented to a small business or corporation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and community involvement. Selection criteria will include: evidence of direct financial support for community projects, programs or capital improvements; impact of gift support; evidence of encouragement and motivation to employees.
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation or Service Organization: Presented to a philanthropic organization that awards grants to organizations that provide services and programs in the community. Selection criteria include: the impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the foundation’s efforts; number of projects funded; encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy; volunteer fundraising efforts (for service organizations).
For all categories, letters of support are encouraged, and may be emailed to email@example.com. Please write "NPD Nomination" in the subject line.
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Additional InformationPlease contact your nominee(s) to be certain the award will be accepted if awarded. The decisions of the selection committee are final. A recipient may not be named in all categories and more than one recipient may be named in any given category in any year. All nomination materials submitted shall remain the property of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Yosemite Chapter. Winners will be awarded $100 to direct to the charity of their choice.