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Call for Nominations: DMANF's 2009 Max L. Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award
Award to Be Presented Jan. 30 During DMA Nonprofit Federation
Washington, DC, October 21, 2008 — Each year, the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) presents the Max L. Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award to an exceptional fundraising professional who has a strong track record of service, leadership, innovation, and integrity. The DMANF is now seeking nominations for the 2009 award, and the deadline for submission is Friday, November 7, 2008.
The award will be presented on January 30, 2009, at the annual DMA Nonprofit Federation Washington Conference, which will be held January 29-30 at the Renaissance Hotel in
The DMANF’s Max L. Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the following:
· Serves as a professional fundraising practitioner in either nonprofit organizations or service providers;
· Career has been characterized by innovation and leadership within the direct marketing community;
· Has an outstanding record of achievement within the direct marketing profession;
· Serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others by exemplifying the highest standards of excellence and integrity in his/her work;
· Respected authority in direct marketing fundraising practice and issues;
· Committed to the professional development of others through shared knowledge and mentorship.
Established in 1990 as the Nonprofit Achievement Award, it was renamed in 2005 in honor of Max Hart of Disabled American Veterans, a longtime advocate, supporter, and champion of professionalism for the nonprofit fundraising community.
Previous recipients of the award include Kelly B. Browning, American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund; Larry May, Direct Media/May Development Services; Chris Cleghorn, Easter Seals; Raymond Grace, Creative Direct Response; Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center; Roger Courts, Sacred Heart League; Roger Craver, Craver, Matthews & Smith; and William Begley, Christian Appalachian Project.
“During this challenging time for nonprofits raising funds to provide resources for key charitable missions, we ask the nonprofit community to recognize and support a colleague whom they believe deserves to be honored as a leader whose work, professionalism, and commitment inspire us all,” said
“Our awards committee is eager to select a recipient among the finest candidates, especially as nonprofits seek to do more with less resources,” said Brian Cowart, chair of DMANF’s Awards Committee and senior director of mail acquisition and donor retention at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We challenge the nonprofit fundraising community to help us find that person who deserves this high recognition this year.”
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About the Nonprofit Federation of the DMA
The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) is the leading association for nonprofit organizations that use direct marketing channels such as mail, Internet, email, telephone, and social networking to gain support from individual donors. For more than 25 years, the Nonprofit Federation (and its predecessor organizations) has served as an effective advocate for nonprofits both in Washington, DC and in all 50 states regarding postal rates and delivery service, data protection, fundraising accountability, and other legislative and regulatory issues that affect nonprofit fundraising. It also leads the way in professional education, market intelligence, and networking for its more than 400 member organizations. In 2007, Americans gave $229 billion to nonprofit organizations; the majority of those donations were the result of direct marketing. For additional information on the Nonprofit Federation, its work, and its member benefits, visit www.nonprofitfederation.org.