Alliance Awards

The 2019 Alliance Awards have begun. See below for more information. Thank you!

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is proud to present six national awards at the Alliance Management Institute (AMI) this year:

1. CNP of the Year Awards (Seasoned Professional and Emerging Leader)
2. Mutual of America Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award
3. Campus Program Excellence Award
4. H Roe Bartle Momentum Award
5. “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 2019 in Orlando, Fla at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on January 4, 2019.

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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CNP of the Year Awards

The CNP of the Year Awards (Seasoned Professional or Emerging Leader) are 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 nonprofit career with increasingly more responsibility;
  • 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).
  • Emerging Leader: Under five years of work experience
  • Seasoned Professional: A minimum of 5 years of work experience
Award Process

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

A complete nomination application must include:

  • A short online nomination completed by a member of the Alliance network (Self-nominations are accepted.);
  • Completed application from the nominee that consists of 3 brief questions that address the criteria of the award;
  • Optional letters of support that speak to how the nominee exemplifies this award through the identified award criteria (500 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 Katie Rossman
 
Nominations are due by Monday, November 12, 2018. Decisions will be made the week of November 12, 2018.

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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 4 brief questions that address the criteria.

Questions about the Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award? Contact Ginny Burke

Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Decisions will be made the week of November 12, 2018.

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