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AFP Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional

AFP Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Below is the online nomination form for the Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional

For more information about the award, including explanation of eligibility, process and judging, please click here.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, September 15, 2017.

Assuming they meet the initial eligibility requirements, nominees will be considered for the award based on the responses to the five criteria below.

Eligibility & Judging Factors

The nominee must meet the following criteria to be considered for the award:

Nominees who meet those two criteria will then be considered for the award based on the responses to the following:

(Note: The maximum number of words for the entire nomination is 2,000. This includes text for ALL of the criteria. Nominators are free to divide the words for each criterion however they like, but the total word count should not exceed 2,000.)


Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Verification Information

Note: The maximum number of words for the entire nomination is 2,000. This includes text for ALL of the criteria. Nominators are free to divide the words for each criterion however they like, but the total number of words should not exceed 2,000.

1. For each organization where the nominee has held a significant fundraising position (not necessarily entry-level but that position can be included if important), provide description of (1) position and responsibilities; (2) specific projects and campaigns completed; (3) funds raised—actual number and percentage growth; and (4) IMPACT of the nominee’s work on the organization’s programs. (0-30 points)

2. Provide description of the nominee’s leadership, such as development of new programs and departments, significant increases in return on fundraising investment, successful management of key programs, creating new organizational cultures and/or introduction of innovative and creative ideas, focusing on IMPACT. (0-25 points)

3. Description of nominee’s commitment to AFP and its mission of advancing ethical fundraising and the fundraising profession, including demonstration that the nominee abides by and promotes the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, the Donor Bill of Rights and similar principles. (0-15 points)

4. Description of individual’s commitment to continuing professional development, including certification (CFRE or ACFRE, or equivalent certification), conference participation, publication and professional education. (0-15 points).

5. Evidence of commitment to fundraising and philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of nonprofit organizations. (0-15 points).

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