AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards Nominations Open
(Press release, Jan. 15, 2015) — As we begin 2015, think back about your year and how far you, your nonprofit and your community have come. It’s likely that these successes didn’t come easy … or alone. Think about the volunteer fundraiser that got you through an event. Or a corporation or foundation that gave you that extra push. What about the youth in your community that reminded you what philanthropy was all about?
They sound like some really incredible people and organizations — the Association of Fundraising Professionals wants to know more! Show us, via video, your passion and thanks for those outstanding corporations, foundations, philanthropists, volunteers and youths in philanthropy.
Once again for 2015, the AFP National Philanthropy Day Honors program is going viral! Instead of the written nomination form that you once filled out, we are asking you to show us. There is nothing more powerful than watching someone talk about his or her appreciation and awe of another person or organization. So, go ahead, blow us away with the stories of your favorite philanthropist and supporter from 2014.
All you need is a smartphone, a BlackBerry, an iPad, a camcorder or anything capable of capturing a three-minute clip. It doesn’t have to be an over-the-top production — raw footage is real footage. Grab a colleague, a friend, a spouse, your daughter (as used by AFP’s Vice President of Public Affairs Michael Nilsen), a tripod — whomever or whatever will help you tell us about the person who deserves any of the six awards up for submission.
Now, about those six awards — anyone is eligible to be nominated. If you feel somoen is worthy, he or she is. So give your nominee the biggest compliment of all time and submit for an AFP award! The categories open for video nominations are: