2021 Inspire Awards Nomination Form
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The Kansas Nonprofit Chamber is excited to launch nominations for our annual "Inspire Awards." We believe that nonprofit organizations have a tremendous impact on quality of life for all residents of Kansas and we want to recognize individuals and organizations that make exemplary contributions to the success of Kansas nonprofits.  

To be nominated, an individual or organization must reside in the state of Kansas. Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 8th, 2021.

The Inspire Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. 
EXCELLENCE IN NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP AWARD: This award honors a nonprofit leader (CEO, Executive Director, or member of the Executive Team) whose distinguished achievements have resulted in significant progress toward improving a community issue. They must work on behalf of a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose program(s) serve Kansas. Recognized by their peers as a leader in the sector, this person demonstrates excellence in leadership and management, and inspires others to achieve meaningful, measurable, and sustainable results.
EXCELLENCE IN NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE AWARD: Recognizes a Nonprofit Board Member that demonstrates effective nonprofit governance practices (i.e. demonstrates exceptional ability and dedication in actualizing the mission of the organization, excels in attracting new resources to the organization). Exemplifies ethical and impactful voluntary leadership. Fosters a positive Board culture that is reflective of the organization's values.
EXHIBITING INNOVATION AWARD:  Recognizes a nonprofit organization that is using creative applications and nontraditional approaches to solving internal or community challenges.  This award is intended to honor true innovation in the work of a nonprofit. The achievements of the organization must be relevant (i.e. should have taken place within approximately the last 12-18 months)
EXTRA MILE AWARD: Recognizes a nonprofit volunteer who has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to a nonprofit or multiple nonprofit organizations. Active volunteerism can be ongoing or linked to a specific project or cause that has made a huge impact. 
NONPROFIT CHAMPION AWARD: Recognizes an individual or organization that has provided support to the nonprofit sector that demonstrates visionary leadership in improving the community through collaboration and support of nonprofit organizations. Has contributed significantly to the quality of life in the community through professional and civic activities or involvement.
CORPORATE GIVING BACK AWARD: Recognizes a for profit business that promotes individual and group volunteerism among their employees and participates in activities that support nonprofit organizations in Kansas.
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Please select a category for your nomination.  If you would like the individual or organization to be considered for more than one category, please submit a separate nomination for each. The Selection Committee reserves the right to re-categorize your application. Organizations may self nominate or apply on their own behalf. 

Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award
Excellence in Nonprofit Governance Award
Exhibiting Innovation Award
Extra Mile Award
Nonprofit Champion Award
Corporate Giving Back Award
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Please provide nominee information. (If nominating a business please provide info for a primary contact.)

First Name:
Last Name:
Job Title:
Company Name:
Work Phone:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
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Postal Code:

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Nominator Information: Please provide your name, title, and organization.

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Nominator Contact Information: Please provide your email address and phone number.

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If your nominee is selected would you be available to attend the awards luncheon on May 19th, 2021?
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Describe how this person or organization meets the criteria for the award category.

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Describe nominee's outstanding achievements, volunteer service, civic leadership roles, nonprofit involvement, accomplished projects, awards received, as applicable.

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