Call for nominations: Donor Power Award
It's been nearly 18 months since we here at the Donor Power Fortress of Charity awarded the coveted Donor Power Award. In fact in all history, the "Deepy" has been conferred on only four organizations:
- The Smile Train for their money-back guarantee (here).
- Direct Relief International for treating donors as shareholders (here).
- Donors Choose, for their donor-focused fundraising model (here).
- GlobalGiving, for offering a fundraising guarantee (here).
That's just not right! My apologies.
We should recognizing the donor-focused heroes in our industry and encouraging the best work.
So if you know of an organization that deserves a Donor Power Award, tell me about. Either in the comments here or by email: jbrooks [at] merkleinc [dot] com.
Nominate any nonprofits you know that are pioneering new and better ways to empower their donors. Tell me about dynamite fundraising programs that get it.
There's no cash. Some publicity -- appearing in this highly prestigious blog. But lots of pride and bragging rights.
The judging is subjective, even eccentric. On the other hand, there's no pain-inducing nomination process or rip-off entry fees. Just tell me what you know and give me a link.
If I get nominations, I'll give out awards. I mean it this time. Let's see what's out there!