What are the award categories?

Catalyst Award: (Think Initiative) Presented to an advisor who has been an active stimulus for positive change and displayed entrepreneurial vision and leadership to a nonprofit organization for at least 3 years. This may have been demonstrated by rejuvenating an organization from failing to thriving or helping to launch a new nonprofit organization.

Community Service Award: (Think Leadership) Presented to an advisor who has made an outstanding impact on a community through leadership contributions to a nonprofit organization for at least 3 years. He or she has not only contributed to the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit, but also has an established record of motivating and inspiring others. This includes serving with distinction as a fundraiser, board member, or other executive position.

Volunteer of the Year Award: (Think Hands-On) Presented to an advisor who has worked hands-on as a volunteer for a nonprofit for at least 3 years,giving of their time, talent, and energy to make a lasting impact on the organization, those it serves, and the community at large.

Emerging Impact Award: (Think Rising Star) Presented to an advisor 45 years of age or younger who is making a mark in their community through their outstanding commitment of time, talent, and resources to a nonprofit over a period of at least 3 years, demonstrating exceptional promise in what they have already contributed and paving the way for the future.

Lifetime Achievement Award: (Think Longevity) Presented to an advisor who has made a profound contribution to a nonprofit organization through an established history of distinguished service, where he or she exhibited leadership, provided inspiration, and gained recognition and respect from peers and the community over a period of at least 20 years, helping the organization evolve and creating a lasting impact on the future of the organization.