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Call for Nominations: 2006 Nonprofit Organization of the Year
Washington, May 24, 2006 – Each year, The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) recognizes an outstanding nonprofit with its Organization of the Year Award. The deadline for this year’s nominations is Friday, June 2, 2006.
The award recognizes a nonprofit organization that:
· Exemplifies the highest level of excellence in the pursuit of its mission.
· Consistently demonstrates leadership and maintains a solid reputation in the nonprofit and direct marketing communities, and with the general public.
· Has an outstanding record of achievement and successful financial performance during the previous 12-months or longer.
· Meets the high ethical standards of the nonprofit community, and complies with generally accepted standards for management and public disclosure.
While preference is given to organizations that demonstrate long-term success using direct marketing techniques, an organization need not be a member of the DMANF to apply. Previous recipients include CARE, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
“With only limited resources, nonprofit organizations are often called upon to fulfill tremendous societal needs. Many groups rely on direct marketing techniques to raise funds, seek volunteers and educate the public about important issues,” said DMANF Executive Director Senny Boone. “We are honored to play a part in recognizing the important work these groups are doing every day in communities across America and around the world.”
The award will be presented at a luncheon on August 9 during The DMA Nonprofit Federation’s New York Nonprofit Conference. More information about the conference and award applications are available online at www.nonprofitfederation.org.
About the DMANF
Since 1982, the DMA Nonprofit Federation and its predecessor organizations have been aggressive and effective advocates for nonprofits in postal, regulatory, legislative, and accountability issues. DMABF has led the way in professional education, networking, and industry advancement. We are the premier agent for improving public awareness and receptivity to direct marketing-driven philanthropy. According to the Giving USA Foundation, individuals used direct response channels to contribute approximately $18S7 billion to nonprofit organizations in 2004. With more than 400 members, the DMANF is one of the largest member segments of the Direct Marketing Association.