Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP

Below is the online nomination form for the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP.

For more information about the award, including explanation of eligibility, process and judging, please click here

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 25, 2017.

Selected chapters will be honored at the AFP Leadership Academy in October 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The honorees' accomplishments will also be recognized in AFP's publications.

Nominees will be considered for the award based on the responses to the four criteria in this application (below).

Eligibility & Judging Factors
The nominee must meet the following criteria to be considered for the award:

  • The nominee must be a current AFP member in any category.
  • The nominee must have been an AFP member for a minimum of 15 years (based on the date nominations are due: Friday, August 25, 2017).

No member of ANY AFP International Board is eligible for this award, including the Association Board or any Foundation board.

Nominees who meet those two criteria will then be considered for the award based on the responses to the following.

Note: The maximum number of words for the entire nomination is 2,000. This includes text for ALL of the criteria. Nominators are free to divide the words for each criterion however they like, but the total word count should not exceed 2,000.
1. Evidence and description in detail of leadership the nominee has provided to build, advance and promote AFP: (a) Primary Criteria: Activities & leadership on the regional, national and international levels. (b) Secondary Criteria: Activities & leadership on the chapter level.
2. Evidence and description in detail of the nominee’s involvement in the creation, development, training, teaching and/or mentoring of programs, campaigns, initiatives and projects that help advance and improve AFP and its members (e.g., membership, continuing education, certification, ethics, government relations, public relations, etc.), as well as IMPACT of that work on the association and the fundraising profession.
3. Evidence and description in detail of how the nominee encourages others to take leadership roles while also serving as a team player and as a role model for others in practicing core values of the association (e.g., promotes the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, achieves CFRE/ACFRE or other certification, committed to continuing education, etc.).
4. Evidence and description in detail of the nominee’s voluntary service and financial support to AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and/or other appropriate bodies.

Nominee Information

Nominator Information


By submitting this form, I DO CERTIFY that the above-named individual is hereby nominated for this AFP Award, and the nomination has been approved by the chapter president. I am also certifying that the nominee is a current member of AFP and will have been a member for at least 15 years on Friday, August 25, 2017. I further authorize AFP to publicize this information for use by other AFP chapters in whatever way AFP may consider appropriate.

Please note: If you experience any issues completing this online form, you can send the required information via email to Thank you.