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IiO Awards Process at a Glance
Nomination Form - Requested Information
Application Form - Requested Information
Application Form - FAQ
IiO Award Category Descriptions
Honorable Mentions Announced
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We will provide marketing kits and press release templates to all honorable mentions, finalists, and winners, and encourage them to utilize these tools to share this recognition with their communities, including local media outlets.Read More
All finalists will be filmed between July and September for videos that will be played at the Gala. These videos not only bring their story and charitable work to life, but they are also provided to each finalist following the event for their own use.Read More
The fifteen finalists (three in each award category) will be announced on Monday, July 17th through Invest in Others’ email distribution list, social media, and a press release.
The five winners (one in each award category) will be announced at the Invest in Others Awards Gala on Wednesday, …Read More
The charitable organization featured in the nomination will be the organization receiving the donation (if selected). Only qualified nonprofit organizations and educational institutions with tax-exempt status granted under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) are eligible to receive award donations.Read More
Advisor award finalists and winners will receive a generous donation to their designated charities:
Finalists in all categories will receive $25,000
Winners in the Catalyst, Community Service, Emerging Impact, and Volunteer of the Year categories will receive $60,000
The Lifetime Achievement Award winner will receive $100,000
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Finalists will be selected based on their accomplishments and impact on the nonprofit and community it serves.
Dedication: Did the advisor volunteer significant personal time and actively work with nonprofit staff and/or members of the community and/or those served by the nonprofit? Consider hours volunteered per month …Read More
An unbiased third party reviews all completed applications. The top 10 nominations per category are forwarded as “blind” nominations (the nominee’s name, firm name, and broker-dealer/custodian are removed) to a judging committee of industry professionals. The judging committee selects three finalists (including one winner) in each category. …Read More
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 …Read More