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Nominate Your Fundraising Program for the Campbell & Company Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

(Aug. 10, 2010) There's still time to submit a nomination for the Campbell & Company Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. Nominations are due Sept. 15, 2010. One award will be presented in the small and large category and each winning organization will receive $1,500.

The Campbell & Company Awards honor nonprofit organizations that have developed creative, resourceful, and inspired campaigns, projects or techniques that have grown and increased their fundraising infrastructure, program and results.

Shine a Light on Your Organization!

Even facing challenges in the economy, many organizations are meeting or exceeding their goals.

Consider the 2010 honorees, Guardian Angel Settlement Association (GASA) and Rice University's Centennial Challenge to Young Alumni. Founded in 1859, GASA had depended primarily on event-based fundraising for a majority of its revenue. But in order to construct a new child development center, the association began a $2.5 million capital campaign. With one person in the fundraising department and with the support of its board and capital campaign committee, GASA succeeded its original goal and raised more than $4.1 million.

Facing declining rates of overall alumni participation, Rice University implemented the Centennial Challenge to Young Alumni gift-matching program to energize young alumni from the previous ten graduating classes. The challenge featured an innovative marketing campaign that integrated direct mail, email internet solicitations and student calling. Young alumni donors increased by 25 percent and more than 1,600 young alumni made annual gifts. The challenge had such an impact that the overall participation rate increased despite the challenging economy.

How to Apply

Any nonprofit that employs an AFP member is eligible to participate in the awards program. Awards will be presented to programs that improve an organization's overall fundraising program through: increased donor base, increased funds raised, streamlined administrative structure, reduced fundraising costs and enhanced overall revenue.

Any type of fundraising campaign is eligible for the awards, including planned giving programs, annual giving and capital campaigns.

Supporting materials are encouraged so, nominations can be submitted by mail.

Please send submissions to:
Campbell & Company Awards for Excellence in Fundraising
AFP Public Affairs Department
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203-4168
Attn: NaTanya Lott

Twelve (12) copies of the nomination form, narrative, and all supporting materials are required.

Click here to download the 2010-2011 AFP Awards for Philanthropy Nomination Booklet. Nomination materials for the Campbell & Company Awards can be found starting on page 16. Questions about the awards program can be directed to NaTanya Lott at afpawards@afpnet.org.



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