Below is the online nomination form for the 2018 AFP Young Professionals Award.
For more information about the award, including explanation of eligibility, process and judging, please click here.
Eligibility & Judging Factors
New fundraisers represent the future of our profession and AFP desires to support their growth and engagement with fundraising to ensure they are duly prepared for a vibrant career in fundraising.
Every year, AFP highlights the work of up to five young professionals under the age of 31 who have already been successful in demonstrating exemplary, creative and innovative work in their careers, as well as a strong commitment to the profession, including engagement with AFP and community and volunteer work.
These five young fundraisers are chosen annually based on the following criteria:
Evidence of exemplary work, success and/or activities in the fundraising profession, including notable career achievements to date, creativity, organizational ability, innovation, leadership positions and roles, etc.
Evidence of AFP involvement and commitment to professional development (committee work, attendance at AFP events, actively seeking of input from professional colleagues, preparing/already engaged in obtaining a CFRE, etc.), including engagement on both the local chapter and national/international level.
Description of volunteer activities within the community (in addition to AFP involvement) which evidences commitment to philanthropy as an active volunteer.
Description of career goals to include narrative on desire to become a outstanding development professional.
The nominee must be under the age of 31 by the nomination deadline, Friday, November 3. There is no minimum of years the nominee must have been in the profession.
Nominations for the award may be submitted by an individual AFP member or an AFP chapter.
Nominators may only submit their nominations online (and nominations will ONLY be accepted online).
Nominations submitted by an individual must be endorsed by a local AFP chapter (requiring a signature or initials of the chapter president).
(Note: The maximum number of words for the entire nomination is 2,000. This includes text for ALL of the criteria. Nominators are free to divide the words for each criterion however they like, but the total word count should not exceed 2,000.)