Alliance Awards

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is proud to present six national awards this year:

1. CNP of the Year Award, sponsored by the Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals
2. Student Leader of the Year Award
3. Mutual of America Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award
4. Campus Program Excellence Award
5. H Roe Bartle Momentum Award
6. “What’s the Big Idea?” Award

The Alliance awards are designed to recognize and showcase Alliance students, faculty, CNPs and nonprofit organizations who exemplify best practices in nonprofit management and professional development.

All award nominees will be reviewed by a national awards selection committee composed of Alliance partners, including campus faculty, CNPs, workforce partners, board members and AMI sponsors. The committee will evaluate award nominees based on specific criteria outlined for each award. All award winners will be selected and notified confidentially prior to AMI. Public announcement of award winners will take place at AMI 2018 in Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel on January 5, 2018.

Please note: The Campus Program Excellence Award application packet will be sent directly to all eligible campus partners, based on the Campus Star Program.

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All nomination forms for CNP of the Year, Student of the Year, and Nonprofit Partner of the Year are due November 1, 2017.  


CNP of the Year Award

Sponsored by the Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals 

The CNP of the Year Award is presented to a graduate of an Alliance program whose exceptional leadership has strengthened the nonprofit sector and his/her organization’s ability to fulfill its mission, as demonstrated by:

  • A CNP with a nonprofit sector career, evidencing promotion and increasingly more responsible leadership positions;
  • A minimum of five years of work in the nonprofit sector;
  • Evidence of meaningful contributions to the nonprofit sector and significant achievements at his/her organization(s);
  • Ability to build and use organizational infrastructure to increase mission and community impact (usually seen at larger, more established nonprofits).

Award Process

All candidates for the CNP of the Year Award must be nominated by an individual within the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s network of CNPs, nonprofit partners, campus partners and national board members. An individual may also nominate oneself.

A complete nomination application must include:

  • An online application nominating the CNP for the award with specific outcomes that speak to the award criteria. The application consists of 3 brief questions that address the criteria of the award.
  • Optional: one (1) to two (2) additional letters of support that speak to how the nominee exemplifies this award through the identified award criteria (200 words or less). The letters of support can be attached to the online application or emailed separately to awards@nonprofitleadershipalliance.org.

 

Questions about the CNP of the Year Award? Contact Melissa Carson
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Student Leader of the Year Award

The Student Leader of the Year Award is presented to an Alliance student who exemplifies leadership in the CNP student experience, as demonstrated by:

  • Progressive leadership in one’s campus Alliance student association;
  • Demonstrated success as a leader in the student association. (For example: increasing fundraising, boosting association participation by Alliance students, enhancing opportunities for students to grow and bond together, networking with local nonprofit leaders, applying CNP competencies to the nonprofit workplace);
  • Evidence of a meaningful internship experience that (1) was a significant hands-on learning experience for the intern, (2) increased the ability of the internship site to meet its mission and (3) included career development support from the internship supervisor and campus director.

Eligible nominees include:

  • Current students seeking the CNP who have an active online profile.
  • Current students seeking the CNP who have an active online profile.
  • CNPs who completed their requirements for the CNP during the 2016-2017 academic school year may be nominated for this award to allow those who completed the internship in the final school year to participate.

Award Process

All candidates for the Student Leader of the Year Award must be nominated by an individual within the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s network of CNPs, nonprofit partners, campus partners and national board members. An individual may also nominate oneself.

A complete nomination application must include:

  • An online application nominating the individual for the award with specific outcomes that speak to the award criteria. The application consists of 3 brief questions that address the criteria of the award.
  • Optional: one (1) to two (2) additional letters of support that speak to how the nominee exemplifies this award through the identified award criteria (200 words or less). The letters of support can be attached to the online application or emailed separately to awards@nonprofitleadershipalliance.org.

 

Questions about the Student of the Year Award? Contact Katie Riordan
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Mutual of America Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award

The Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award is presented to a nonprofit organization that demonstrates leadership and commitment to the preparation of the social sector workforce through its partnership and support of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The award recognizes a nonprofit that has significantly utilized its partnership with one or more Alliance campus partner(s) to further the work of the organization. Criteria for the award include:

  • Evidence of significant, long-term collaboration with one or more of the Alliance campus partner(s);
  • Demonstrated history of providing experiential, hands-on learning opportunities for Alliance students. (For example: hosting Alliance students as interns, serving as a service project site, participating in service-learning courses);
  • History of engaging students through community council participation, guest lectures, adjunct professorships, workshops, mentorships and/or other engagement strategies;
  • History of hiring Alliance CNPs for full-time professional jobs;
  • Preference will be given to Alliance Nonprofit Partners and their local affiliates.

Award Process

All nominees for the Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award must be nominated by an individual within the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s network of CNPs, nonprofit partners, campus partners and national board members.

A complete nomination application must include:

  • An online application nominating the organization for the award with specific outcomes that speak to the award criteria (200 words or less). The application consists of 3 brief questions that address the criteria.
  • Optional: one (1) to two (2) additional letters of support that speak to how the nominee exemplifies this award through the identified award criteria (200 words or less). The letters of support can be attached to the online application or emailed separately to awards@nonprofitleadershipalliance.org.

Questions about the Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award? Contact Kaitlyn Hudgins
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