Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter
     


Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central Carolina Chapter joins with national and international colleagues to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, a celebration of exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy. Celebrate philanthropy in the Midlands of South Carolina by nominating an individual or organization to be honored at our National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Thursday, October 18.


Submit a nomination for the following categories (full criteria listed below): 

  • Outstanding Corporation
  • Outstanding Rising Star
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Large Organization and Small Organization
  • Outstanding Marketing Professional in Support of Philanthropy
  • Outstanding Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Volunteer Individual or Group Fundraiser

2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards Criteria


OUTSTANDING CORPORATION 

This award honors a business or corporation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through service, financial support, and motivation of others to take philanthropic leadership. 


Additional criteria include: 

  • Evidence of consistent investment in the community. 
  • Evidence of direct gift support indicated by projects in the community, nationally, and/or internationally. 
  • Description of impact of gift support on projects or initiatives. 
  • Description of any specific achievements accomplished through the organization’s efforts and funding. 
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to employees of the organization and others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. 
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems and sharing of best practices. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 


OUTSTANDING RISING STAR 

This award honors a young fundraising professional who is 30 years or younger and demonstrates exceptional potential for success in fundraising, ethics, and support for colleagues. The winner of this category will be awarded the Charlotte Berry Spirit of Philanthropy Young Professional Scholarship, which is a year-long Young Professional AFP membership (valued at $95). 


Additional criteria include: 

  • Candidate must be 30 years or younger, per AFP International guidelines for joining at this membership level 
  • Description of current achievements, specific to fundraising, previous background on career, experience, and results. 
  • Examples of leadership potential that is effective, creative, and has resulted in or assisted in funding for a project, organization, or community initiative. 
  • Description of person’s commitment to continuing professional development, including AFP membership, five years of philanthropic experience, conference participation, professional education, and promoting the AFP Code of Ethical Principals and Standards of Professional Practice for fundraising executives. 
  • Evidence of commitment to this profession and to philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of nonprofit or independent organizations. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 


OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE (Small Organization)

This award honors a fundraising professional who is a member of AFP and demonstrates exceptional success in fundraising, ethics, and support for colleagues. This fundraising professional is employed by an organization whose budget is $750,000 or less annually. The winner of this category will be awarded a Charlotte Berry Spirit of Philanthropy Scholarship, which is a year-long AFP membership (valued at $275). 


Additional criteria include: 

  • Description of current career highlights and achievements, specific to fundraising, previous background on career, experience, and results. 
  • Examples of leadership that is effective, creative, and has resulted in funding for a project, organization, or community initiative. 
  • Description of person’s commitment to continuing professional development, including AFP membership, five years of philanthropic experience, conference participation, professional education, and promoting the AFP Code of Ethical Principals and Standards of Professional Practice for fundraising executives. 
  • Evidence of commitment to this profession and to philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of nonprofit or independent organizations. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 


OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE (Large Organization)

This award honors a fundraising professional who is a member of AFP and demonstrates exceptional success in fundraising, ethics, and support for colleagues. This fundraising professional is employed by an organization whose budget is greater than $750,000 annually. The winner of this category will be awarded a Charlotte Berry Spirit of Philanthropy Scholarship, which is a year-long AFP membership (valued at $275).


Additional criteria include: 

  • Description of current career highlights and achievements, specific to fundraising, previous background on career, experience, and results. 
  • Examples of leadership that is effective, creative, and has resulted in funding for a project, organization, or community initiative. 
  • Description of person’s commitment to continuing professional development, including AFP membership, five years of philanthropic experience, conference participation, professional education, and promoting the AFP Code of Ethical Principals and Standards of Professional Practice for fundraising executives. 
  • Evidence of commitment to this profession and to philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of nonprofit or independent organizations. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 

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OUTSTANDING MARKETING PROFESSIONAL IN SUPPORT OF PHILANTHROPY 

This award honors a marketing professional, volunteer, or community member who demonstrates exceptional success in marketing to support fundraising efforts. 


Additional criteria include: 

  • Description of current career highlights and achievements specific to marketing and public relations associated with fundraising, previous background on career, experience, and results. 
  • Examples of leadership that is effective, creative, and has resulted in funding for a project, organization, or community initiative. 
  • Description of person’s commitment to continuing professional development in this focus area. 
  • Evidence of commitment to this profession and to philanthropy. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 


OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST 

This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility. 


Additional criteria include: 

  • Commitment to philanthropic giving at a level that significantly impacts an agency’s services in the Midlands. 
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy. 
  • Description of participation in and financial support of other community activities. 
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to problem solving. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 


OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP FUNDRAISER 

This award honors an individual or group that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.


Additional criteria include: 

  • Evidence of quality leadership and organizational ability in fundraising campaigns. 
  • Description of time, effort, and financial commitment.
  • Description of fundraising goals achieved by the individual’s or group’s efforts. 
  • Evidence of success in recruiting and motivating other volunteers. 
  • Description of impact of funds raised on nonprofit organizations, projects or initiatives. 
  • Please include any further information that explains why you feel this candidate deserves this special award. 


If not selected for a 2018 award, your nomination may be resubmitted for consideration for the 2019 National Philanthropy Day awards.

Association of Fundraising Professionals | SC Chapter © 2016
Attention: Erin Pope

P.O. Box 7701

Columbia, SC 29202
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