The Nonprofit Professionals of the Year Awards are an annual celebration from NonProfit PRO honoring some of the nonprofit sector’s best and brightest.

To nominate a peer, colleague, co-worker, employee, staff member, volunteer, client or agency partner, just send an email to with “NPOTY nomination” in the subject line, and include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, organization, title and e-mail address
  • Your contact information
  • A high-resolution photo of the nominee
  • Category of nomination
  • Explanation of why you are nominating this person (500 to 1,000 words)

The categories for 2017 are:

  • Nonprofit Professional of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Executive of the Year
  • Board Member of the Year
  • Technology Professional of the Year
  • Marketer of the Year
  • Unsung Heroes
  • Rising Stars

There’s no fee to make a nomination. The 2016 awards have already wrapped up, but we’ll take submissions for the 2017 awards at any time. So look around you. There’s no doubt you know one or more folks who deserve to be recognized for their efforts—we’re looking forward to reading all about them!

Check out past Nonprofit Professionals of the Year Awards (formerly the Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards) winners below: