Philanthropy Day

They are the most cherished assets of our non-profits, charities, sporting organizations and faith communities. They are philanthropists and volunteers that understand that good work requires financial commitment and they go above and beyond in support of the organizations and causes they care about. That's why the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Eastern Ontario Chapter has put out a call for nominations to recognize the people who make our communities better. 

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Award Recipients from 2017 Philanthropy Day Awards

Who can nominate? 
Anyone can advance a nomination, simply by filling out the online form (coming soon). There are categories to recognize individuals, young people, and organizations and corporations big and small. The selection committee will be looking for information that highlights the impact a nominee has had on the organizations they support.


Can charities and non-profits nominate their supporters? 
What if they're not members of AFP? Yes! Local area charities, non-profits and sports and faith groups are also welcome to nominate their supporters. Membership in AFP is not a prerequisite to nomination.



What are the categories?
 
A complete listing of the categories are below: 

Youth in Philanthropy, Individual and Group: This award recognizes service by an individual or group aged 10-23 who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominees will be judged based on work done while they were 10-23 years old. 
Two Categories: 17 years old and under 18-23 years old 

Award for Outstanding Corporation (100 Employees and over, 99 Employees and under): The Award for Outstanding Corporation honours a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. 

Award for Outstanding Philanthropist: The Award for Outstanding Philanthropist honours an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level. 

Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: The Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser honours an individual or family that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of donors and volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one non-profit organization. 

Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional: The Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional honours an outstanding individual fundraising professional who works for a non-profit, charitable organization. Nominees must have a minimum of 15 years of experience as a professional fundraiser. They must also be a current AFP member.

HOLD THE DATE! Award recipients will be announced at the National Philanthropy Day Awards: Celebrate Philanthropy from the Heart in November 15, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Questions? Contact AFP South Eastern Ontario at afpseo@gmail.com.