November 15 is National Philanthropy Day!

Created in 1986, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebrates the endless daily contributions of individuals, corporations, and organizations. Each year, more than a hundred AFP chapters hold NPD events and activities across North America.

Participants get a chance to discover all that has been accomplished through philanthropy. It’s also a way to remind the entire community of the importance of the organizations that support it.

Deadline for submission: August 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.


Let’s celebrate those who have shown exceptional generosity, commitment and leadership in philanthropy during the pandemic and who deserve a special recognition.

You have question while preparing to submit a candidate for the Excellence in Philanthropy Awards 2021? Watch this webinar.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Quebec Chapter invites you to submit nominations (or updated applications if already submitted in the past) in one or several of the following categories for those who have distinguished themselves for an award. Particular attention will be paid to candidates who have had a significant impact in philanthropy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Award for Outstanding Innovative Manager

This award honours a professional who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and exceptional innovation in the philanthropy sector over the past year by successfully completing one or several special projects such as:

  • Virtual event
  • Deployment of a social media campaign
  • Crisis management and change management
  • Interinstitutional collaboration
  • Education in Philanthropy
  • Another innovative philanthropic project

Fill out the nomination Form

Award for Outstanding Volunteer

This award honours an individual or a family who has demonstrated outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.

Fill out the nomination form

Award for Outstanding Philanthropist

This award honours an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Fill out the nomination form

Award for Outstanding Corporation

This award honours a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.

This award has 2 categories:

  • 500 or more employees
  • Fewer than 500 employees

Fill out the nomination form

Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

This award recognizes an individual, or a group of young people, who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.

This award has 2 categories:

  • 18-35 years old
  • Under 18 years old

Fill out the nomination form

Award for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy

This award honours a professional that demonstrates sustained commitment and excellence in the not-for-profit field through their exemplary leadership ability, fundraising skills, forward-thinking vision and steadfast values.

Fill out the nomination form