With deadlines falling right and left, Dallas is far from quiet. Folks are filling out forms lickety-split. The latest deadline is this Friday. Yipes! It’s for the CNM Connects’ (formerly known as the Center for Nonprofit Management) A Night of Light Award of Excellence.
The five categories for which applications can be submitted are:
- Nonprofit of the Year – Presented to the nonprofit organization that has best implemented a program/project clearly focused on advancing its mission to address a community need.
- Nonprofit CEO of the Year – Presented to the nonprofit CEO/executive director who has best demonstrated exemplary leadership and vision.
- Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year – Presented to the board chairperson or board member who has best contributed to the long-term impact of the nonprofit that he or she serves and whose leadership exhibits best practices in nonprofit governance.
Nonprofit Communicator of the Year, in Honor of Robert Miller – Presented to the nonprofit organization that has best used a communications program/campaign to successfully advance its mission.
- Corporation of the Year – Presented to the corporation that best models good corporate citizenship and socially responsible partnerships.
And it’s well worth the time and effort to get that application in. The honoree not only receives a $5,000 cash award but also a $2,500 scholarship toward CNM services.
The awards will be announced at A Night of Light 2015 on Thursday, November 12, at Sixty Five Hundred.
Since being created in 2001, CNM Connect “has awarded $400,000 in cash awards to 80 organizations.”
BTW, please note that the word “winner” was not used in this post because all nonprofits are winners every day of the year.