The Catalyst Awards encompass superior work across nine (9) different categories, include both sexual and domestic violence work, and apply to program staff, community leaders, volunteers, and allied professionals. As in the past we are asking individual or organizational members of the Action Alliance to nominate agencies and individuals you wish to recognize and celebrate. Nominations are due by March 29, 2019.
Catalyst Awards Nomination Guidelines
+ The Catalyst Awards Committee will review nominations and select the 2019 Award recipients.
+ Catalyst Award recipients will be notified by April 30, 2019.
+ Catalyst Award recipients will be honored at the Catalyst Award dinner, held at the 2019 Biennial Retreat, June 5, 2019, Emory & Henry University.
+ Please use a separate nomination form for each individual or agency nominated.
+ An individual or agency can be nominated in multiple categories, but please use separate nomination forms for each category.
+ Nominating multiple individuals and agencies across all categories is encouraged.
+ Members of the Catalyst awards review committee can be nominated for awards, or make nominations, but will recuse themselves from discussion for those particular awards.
+ Except for the Pioneer Award, there are no limits or guidelines for how long a nominee has to be working in the field.
+ Individual members as well as staff of Action Alliance member agencies are welcome to make nominations.
+ The information you provide on the nomination is the only information that the Catalyst Awards Committee members will use to determine the award winner, so please be clear and detailed in your responses. No other information, including personal relationships between committee members and nominees, will be taken into account.
+ Staff of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance are not eligible for nominations.
If you have any questions or need to apply on paper, contact Linda Winston at 804.377.0335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• An advocate or volunteer whose commitment and spirit makes a difference
• An innovative outreach program to underserved populations
• A community leader who has promoted prevention efforts
• A local business which has provided goods or services to your program
• A law enforcement agent who has helped victims/survivors to feel safer
• A faith leader who has offered alternatives to violence
• Or anyone who you would like to thank and honor for their efforts to create a Virginia free from sexual and domestic violence