ADRP International Stewardship Awards

Thank you to everyone who applied! Applications are now closed.

The ADRP ISAs have been established as the premier awards program recognizing excellence and outstanding accomplishments in donor relations. Following and expanding the model established by the successful introduction of the ADRP Film Festival, the ADRP ISAs accept nominations of excellence in four key categories:

Events  |  Impact Reporting  |  Digital Communications  |  New! New Program

A fee of $25 will be charged for each entry. Each category will be judged by a panel of five donor relations colleagues and industry experts. The ADRP ISAs will culminate with the announcement and celebration of the winners at the ADRP Annual International Conference each Fall.

2018 Stewardship Awards Winners pose with their trophies 2018 Stewardship Award Trophy
The 2018 ISA Recipents with their awards at the International Conference in St. Louis.

Why Should You Apply?

Recipients of ADRP's annual International Stewardship Awards will receive high recognition at the Annual International Conference in front of more than 500 donor relations and stewardship professionals. 

If your organization meets the criteria for one or more stewardship awards, we encourage you to apply. Your recognition at the conference will help inspire others to go above and beyond for their own events, impact reporting, digital communications, and new programming, and you will be acknowledged as a major thought leader in donor relations and stewardship.


Awards Details and Submission Guidelines — Extended Deadline: Monday, July 22

Review the application details below for the different awards categories in the running, and be sure to apply today.

Events

Who Should Apply?

Organizations that pulled off an outside-the-box, creative, and innovative event that engaged donors and helped showcase donor impact.

Application Criteria: 

  • Event size
  • Event type
  • Target event audience
  • Purpose of event
  • What made this event innovative? How was it above and beyond the traditional event?
  • Read the complete list of criteria

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Impact Reporting

Who Should Apply:

Any who have found new ways to express impact to donors through reporting.

Application Criteria

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Digital Communications

Who Should Apply:

Those who have identified and implemented unique ways to express impact and gratitude through digital channels

Application Criteria:

Video

  • List the organizational/institutional goals associated with this communication (i.e. intended audience(s), how you assessed success of communication, etc.)
  • Describe what is innovative about your entry
  • Describe how the communication supports/supported your overall department (institution or organization) communications strategy
  • Read the complete list of criteria

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Other

  • List the organizational/institutional goals associated with this communication (i.e. intended audience(s), how you assessed success of communication, etc.)
  • Describe what is innovative about your entry
  • Describe how the communication supports/supported your overall department (institution or organization) communications strategy, and how was success measured
  • Describe your target audience and size
  • Read the complete list of criteria

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New! New Program

Who Should Apply:

Organizations that have implemented a new and innovative program that engaged donors

Application Criteria:

  • List of organizational/institutional goals associated with this program (i.e. intended audience(s), how you assessed success of the program, etc.)
  • Describe what is innovative about your entry. How was it above and beyond the traditional program(s)?
  • Describe how the program supports/supported your overall department (institution or organization) program strategy
  • Read the complete list of criteria

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2019 ADRP International Stewardship Awards Committee

Chairs

Debbie Meyers, Chautauqua Institution
Jessie Finley, Syracuse University

Board Liaison

Scott Eichinger, National Park Foundation