INSTRUCTIONS AND SCORING CRITERIA, ALL AWARDS
Guidelines:

AFP Greater Austin seeks to reflect the diverse and vibrant community we serve, by seeking out individuals who create an impact by bringing inclusion, diversity, equity and access to philanthropy especially in service and support of marginalized groups or individuals. 

Process overview:
  • Nominations open online. Anyone can nominate. Anyone can be nominated
  • A committee confirms the award finalists
  • Online voting for the finalists opens for one week
  • Honoree is notified the following week and honored at Philanthropy Day 2020 as our inaugural Communitarian Award recipient
With this award and through the evaluation of many outstanding nominees, our objectives are to:
  1. Elevate our belief that inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for our community.
  2. Welcome the broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions, and cultures within philanthropy.
  3. Introduce extraordinary accomplishments in leadership as an individual maneuvers through obstacles of professional equity and creates resources to help confront issues of inclusion, diversity, equity and access within the nonprofit sector and/or the greater Austin area.
  4. Recognize an individual who embodies these characteristics.
Criteria:
  • Individual has contributed in meaningful ways to the advancement of inclusion, diversity, equity and access through giving of time and talent. Nominees have built community, encouraged philanthropy and fundraising, and inspired others to action and/or greater awareness.
  • This is a social media-based award, allowing for a more community-driven decision-making process. We hope the platform will allow participants to support impactful nominees, share stories and celebrate each of the finalists for their work and bring nonprofits, community members, grant-makers  philanthropists and other allies into closer connection with each other.
  • Anyone in the community may nominate someone or themselves. Nominators may be individuals, nonprofits, groups, businesses, communities of faith, neighborhoods, membership groups or others.
Process and Timeline:
  • Online nominations open August 1st - September 5th
  • Nominations close September 5th
  • Communitarian Award Committee determines to 3-5 finalists
  • Finalists announced September 23rd
  • Online voting for 1 week - September 23rd - 30th
  • Honoree notified October 7th
  • Honoree recognized at the Philanthropy Day Luncheon on March 11, 2020

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