I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to nominate someone for our New Philanthropists cover story, coming in our July 10 issue. They WANT to nominate someone but they haven’t yet.
Please remember, the last day to nominate someone is April 30. That’s in one week.
If you’re on the fence about nominating someone, here are 9 Reasons Why You Should Nominate a New Philanthropist:
1. “New Philanthropist” isn’t an award. It’s a way to push someone to the front of the stage.
2. The person doesn’t have to have a long list of accomplishments. GivingCity gives points for effort and creativity.
3. The people are important, but their ideas are even more important. Even if they haven’t quite solved it yet, the solution they’re working toward needs to be encouraged.
4. This isn’t about an age. Great ideas are not the province of the young.
5. There are people out there who are motivated by recognition. And there are people who shy away from recognition. But you have to give them the opportunity to say no. Once you nominate them, we will ask them if they’d like to participate. Let them say no to me.
6. At the same time, the nominee doesn’t have to know who nominated them. Just don’t complete that part of the form.
7. GivingCity is about creating a community of people who want to push local philanthropy forward. New Philanthropists will get to connect and bond in a situation that’s totally unique.
8. If you’ve ever thought, “More people should know about his/her/my work,” this is your chance.
9. Nominate yourself. No one can write a better nomination about your work than you.
Take a few minutes to complete this simple and fast nomination form now. Remember, you only have until April 30. Thanks!