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DMA Nonprofit Federation Rising Leader Award

The DMA Nonprofit Federation recognizes outstanding achievement in the nonprofit sector with three annual awards, two for individual achievement and one for organizational excellence. Nominations are reviewed by the Federation’s Awards Committee and a recommendation is made to the Advisory Council for final approval.

The DMA Nonprofit Federation Rising Leader Award is presented annually at the Washington Nonprofit Conference. Young professionals (35 and under) are a vital asset to our nonprofit community and it is important to recognize those that are making great strides in shaping the future.

Similar to the Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award, the recipient is determined based on the following criteria:

  • is a professional fundraiser with either a nonprofit organization or a service provider
  • is a respected authority on fundraising practices
  • has demonstrated achievement, innovation, and leadership or the potential for leadership in the fundraising and marketing community
  • serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others by exemplifying the highest standards in his or her work

Nominations for the 2019 award have closed. Stayed tuned for our announcement of the winner at the Washington Nonprofit Conference in February!

Congratulations to our 2018 recipient!

Shira Mitchell of Special Olympics

Past winner

2017 — Eliza Slone, MKDM