National Philanthropy Day®
Impact Awards

Honoring the innovative and inspirational work of our members


Check back for deadlines and nomination forms this spring!

AFP Southeastern Wisconsin is excited to announce the creation of the Impact Awards which honor the innovative and inspirational work of AFP members and their organizations. The Impact Awards will be presented at the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to recognize the important work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ of fundraising. Nominations will soon be accepted for the following awards:

The Best Representation of Mission Award is given to recognize a fundraising effort that exemplifies mission driven fundraising. The winning fundraising effort aligns with the organization’s mission and vision either directly or in a creative or innovative manner, and furthers the organization’s mission whenever possible, raising not only funds but awareness and engagement for the organization’s cause.

The Most Innovative Award will go towards an organization or person who demonstrates a unique approach to fundraising, event planning, or technique in their organization. This award recognizes creative and new ideas that help further an organization's mission. Nominations should include a brief description of what new and innovative approach has been used and show the impact the creativity of this innovation has led to.

The Best Representation of Stewardship or Donor Engagement Award recognizes organizations that use effective methods to engage donors about the impact of their gifts. Nominated projects may address an organization’s entire donor base or specific constituencies (e.g. donor level, new donors, or donors to specific projects). Projects may also use a single communication method or a series of communications.

Individuals or organizations may self-nominate projects completed within the past three years. Each nominated project must include the work of at least one Association of Fundraising Professionals member to be eligible to win.

Thank you for helping us recognize the IMPACT our members have on philanthropy in Wisconsin.


Congratulations to our 2019 Winners

CEDAR COMMUNITY - Stewardship & Donor Engagement

GIRL SCOUTS SOUTHEAST WI - Innovation

SOJOURNER - Best Representation of Mission