Nomination Format Requirements

  • Please fill out the nomination form online at afpcleveland.org/national-philanthropy-day/nominations
  • One submission per nomination.
  • Once you begin the nomination form, it must be completed. The form cannot be saved to complete at a later time.
  • We suggest that you answer the questions in a Word Document first and then copy and past them into the form.
  • Narratives should be no more than 350 words. Enumerate each criterion and address each one separately in narrative form. Entries will be judged on the responses to the criteria. Narratives should contain complete, clear and concise answers to criteria. Supporting documents include letters, newspaper articles, etc. All nominations should consist of the nomination form and responses to the criteria.
  • Individuals and organizations selected will receive their honors at the NPD celebration and must be present to receive the awards. Information provided may be used for publicity purposes.
  • A point system will be used as the primary means for selection to encourage the participation of organizations of all sizes.
  • Candidates who have previously won an award may be nominated if they have not won an award in any category in the past 5 years.
  • You may nominate candidates in more than one category.
  • The NPD Awards Committee will be responsible for reviewing all nominations and determining the recipients.
  • No more than 3 nominating organizations will be recognized in the NPD promotional materials. In the case of multiple nominators, the first 3 nominations (based upon submission date) will receive recognition – including video participation. Additional nominators will be considered “supporters” but will not receive the benefits of full recognition.
  • Committee members affiliated with nominations will not participate in the selection process.
  • If your candidate is chosen, you will be the primary contact for NPD’s Publicity Committee and responsible for obtaining the promotional items needed to recognize your candidate.