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AWARD CATEGORIES

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR AWARD (Three Awards)

This award honors a nonprofit organization that has shown excellence in delivering on the organization’s mission. The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) whose program(s) serve the Palm Beach County community. Three awards will be given in this category, one to an organization with an annual operating budget less than $500,000, a second to an organizations with an annual operating budget between $500,001 and $2.49 million, and a third to an organization with an annual operating budget of over $2.5 million. Budget size can be found on line 12 on Form 990 or line 9 on Form 990-EZ for the most recent fiscal year.

NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award honors a current nonprofit staff leader (CEO, Executive Director, or member of the Executive Team) whose distinguished achievements have resulted in significant progress toward improving a community issue. They must work on behalf of a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose program(s) serve the Palm Beach County community. Recognized by peers as a leader in the sector, this person demonstrates excellence in leadership and management, and inspires others to achieve meaningful, measurable, and sustainable results.

NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 

This award honors the nonprofit professional whose work has made significant impact benefiting the local community. They must work on behalf of a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose program(s) serve the Palm Beach County community. Recognized by peers as an outstanding steward of the mission, this person demonstrates innovative approaches to addressing community issues and demonstrates ongoing collaboration in the nonprofit or public sector. 

NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 

This award honors the volunteer or board member who has shown outstanding dedication to a nonprofit or multiple nonprofit organizations whose program(s) serve the Palm Beach County community. Active volunteerism can be ongoing or linked to a specific single project or cause. 

UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR 

This award is new in 2018 and honors the staff person who provides administrative support to an organization. This person: demonstrates exemplary customer service skills; supports the Board of Directors and management team; exhibits exceptional attention to detail; and has shown a significant commitment to their organization. Examples include administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, information clerks, or staff assistants.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS AWARD

This award is new in 2018 and recognizes the partnership of two or more organizations to achieve a common goal. Nonprofits, businesses, and individuals from the public sector whose combined efforts have had a significant impact on our community are eligible. Many types of partnerships will be accepted for nomination, including but not limited to: two or more organizations collaborating on a single project or goal; one or more organizations collaborating with an elected official on a specific project or goal; a business collaborating with one or more nonprofit organizations on a common goal. At least one of the nominees must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or an employee of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose programs serve Palm Beach County.

 

NONPROFIT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD *LIVE AWARD*

This award is open to any registered 501(c)(3) organizations whose program(s) serve the Palm Beach County community. Any nonprofit organization in attendance at the awards reception on October 3rd may be nominated at the registration table by 6:30 PM. A representative from the organization must be present to win when the live mobile vote occurs at 7:30 PM. Winner will be chosen live via mobile voting by event attendees. Any nonprofit that has won an award in the Nonprofit of the Year category is not eligible to win in this category.

Nominations open June 11, 2018 through August 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM. 

 
 


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