BOBs Nomination Form 2018: Non-Profit of the Year
This award celebrates a locally-based, not-for-profit organization that has demonstrated a meaningful, measurable and memorable impact on Ottawa’s citizens and their quality of life.

Eligible not-for-profit organizations include registered charities, unincorporated associations, charitable trusts, not-for-profit corporations without share capital or any registered entities prohibited from operating for profitable purposes. If the organization is national or provincial in scope, emphasis must be on the regional office or branch’s performance.

Please answer the following four questions. Limit your responses to 250 words maximum.

If you have questions, please visit www.bestottawabusiness.ca or email info@ottawabusinessevents.ca

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Non-Profit Name *
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MEANINGFUL CAUSE: How has the organization created, supported and/or advanced an opportunity or initiative that has made a difference in our community? Has it contributed to protecting or growing our economy? Has it championed and/or cared for individuals or groups who have made sacrifices to protect our rights, freedoms and values? Has it promoted the cause of certain skills that benefit Ottawa’s quality of life, growth and prosperity? Has it supported or advocated for marginalized populations or individuals? Has it motivated and mobilized changes that have transformed lives and livelihoods in Ottawa? *
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MEASURABLE PERFORMANCE: How has the organization measured its performance, growth and success? For example, how many jobs has it created or how many people does it employ? How many volunteers does it use on an ongoing or annual basis? How much (or what percentage of its revenues) does it contribute annually to its causes? How many people in our community have benefited from the organization’s support? Note: the organization should demonstrate that it has done more than raise funds for, or donate to, its causes. *
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FINANCIAL VIABILITY: How has the organization evolved (remained relevant) over the past decade? What steps has the organization taken to ensure that it is financially viable? *
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COMMITMENT TO BEST PRACTICES: Can the organization demonstrate strong governance practices? If it is a charity, describe the level of transparency. If it raises funds, describe what practices are in place to demonstrate a commitment to ethical fundraising. *
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Name of the person completing this form *
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E-mail address of the person completing this form *
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Phone number of the person completing this form *
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Do you agree that all information contained in this nomination form and other documents that you submit is accurate and truthful? Any mistake or omission that, in the opinion of the selection committee is a misrepresentation, will result in the disqualification of the nominee from all awards categories. *
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