We established our annual Philanthropy Awards to connect and help our audience amplify their philanthropic efforts.
Our Academy of Judges — philanthropists, sponsors, thought leaders, and past winners — choose winners from applications according to the following criteria:
Effectiveness: measured by the number of people served and lives made better, program outcomes, development of self-sufficiency and breaking the cycle of dependency;
Efficiency: emphasized by collaboration and cost effectiveness;
Leadership: focusing on full board participation, diversity, fulfillment of mission statement, using calculated risks to overcome challenges and improve outcomes;
Scalability: prioritizing the ability to increase funds independent of government funding proportionate to increased programs and services, with the potential to replicate in another regional area;
Excellence: committing to best possible services delivered with integrity and transparency.
Prizes include the highest quality fundraising and friend-raising tools: