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Nonprofit Excellence Awards: Young Professional of the Year

Young but mighty!

Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Young Professional of the Year

The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes a young professional in the nonprofit field that demonstrates a passion for both the sector and their own development.

The professional you are nominating must…

  • Be a staff member with a member organization in good standing with The Nonprofit Partnership. Unsure? Please review the Member Directory to verify!
  • Be between 21 and 40 years of age.
  • Be busy making moves professionally!

The nominator must… 

  • Truly believe the young professional they’re nominating is wonderful!
  • Be available to answer follow-up questions, if needed.

The details, in a nutshell:

  • There is no limit to the amount of nominations submitted - if you know that many awesome people/organizations, then we want to be your friend!
  • Nominations are $20 per submission - we mean business!
  • Submissions are due by March 19, 2021.
  • Submissions must be completed in entirety to be considered.
  • Awardees will be notified in early April 2021.
  • Decisions are still being made for Celebrate Nonprofits Week 2021 (in regards to virtual vs. in-person celebrations). We will update the membership through our website and various communications whenever new information is available. Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan flexibly in the (hopeful) wake of COVID-19! ​​​​​​
  • Please note: you are unable to save your progress within the nomination form. Please download the nomination form below if interested in preparing your content before submission.
Young Professional of the Year - Nomination Form
First, let's get the basics out of the way...
First Name
Last Name
First Name
Last Name
Now, onto the good stuff!
For example: In her role as Development Coordinator, Jane Doe has increased annual donations to ABC Nonprofit by 25%. John Doe supervises a team of ten professionals working with at-risk youth. In a span of 5 years, Jamie Doe has advanced from Program Assistant to Director of Client Services with 123 Nonprofit.
We want to make sure we get the full picture! Please elaborate a little on the following:
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Letters of support from other colleagues are strongly encouraged. Please note: uploads will remain confidential. Submitted materials will only be reviewed by NPP staff and the Awards Committee.
$20.00 per submission
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Please note - if selecting 'Pay Later' option, an invoice will be sent to you via email. Payment is due prior to 3/19/2021.
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