The Donner Awards presents $60,000 in cash to Canada’s top non-profit social service agencies at a celebration in the fall.
The 2011 Donner Awards application package is available online at www.donnerawards.org. Nonprofit organzations are encouraged to apply by the deadline of Tuesday, May 31.
Finalists and award recipients will be profiled in the group’s annual Non-Profit Performance Report publication. Organizations that score very highly in each category, but do not advance as finalists, will receive certificates of Honourable Mention.
All participants receive valuable performance information in return for completing the application. There is complete anonymity in this process with absolutely no agency-specific information released to any outside organization.
Just for applying, participants receive a confidential report that ranks their performance relative to their peers in the sector. This report allows you to identify areas of particular strength in your organization’s management and delivery of services as well as areas where performance can be improved.
Whether you are a first time applicant or part of the Donner’s alumni network, participation in the Donner Awards represents a commitment to accountability and excellence that can go a long way to encourage public and donor confidence in your organization.
Learn more about the Donner Awards Program by going to the website www.donnerawards.org where you will find information on eligibility and how to apply, links to the online application, and PDF versions of the application form and guide.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact Melissa Holoday, coordinator, Donner Awards Program for the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards. The toll-free number is 1-877-714-4531or you can send an emal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants who complete the 2011 Donner Awards application form online by the deadline of May 31, 2011 will be eligible for a $1,000 cash draw.
Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre.
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