(Above: Anne Holcomb of Food for People accepts the 2012 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award.)

Press release from Northern California Association of Nonprofits:

The Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN) announces the opportunity to nominate an outstanding representative of the North Coast nonprofit sector for the prestigious Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award for 2013. This is your chance to help recognize an inspiring, hard working and innovative community member that has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills during their career, particularly in the last year.

There are so many incredible nonprofit leaders on the North Coast. Who do you know that has been particularly strategic, motivating, collaborative, and resourceful? Has one of your colleagues from the nonprofit sector helped your organization work through obstacles with confidence, creativity, and the support of their staff, volunteer and board teams?  Is there someone that has demonstrated innovative approaches to providing their services, been exceptional in their community outreach, or engaged others in meaningful ways? Help recognize them for their hard work! 

NorCAN is collecting nominations beginning today through August 30 and anyone can nominate! A leadership award committee will then select the final award recipient and recognize that person at NorCAN’s annual Strong as Redwoods conference on October 10, 2013 at the River Lodge in Fortuna.

Nomination forms are available by visiting www.northerncalifornianonprofits.org. NorCAN asks that the following characteristics be taken into consideration when making a nomination:

  • Breadth of experience
  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Commitment to strengthening organizational impact
  • Ability to successfully respond in a time of reduced resources and increased demand
  • Creative engagement of community members in the work of the organization
  • Development and encouragement of other leaders in their organization(s), networks or community
  • Active and effective work in collaborations or networks

For more information on the award, visit www.northerncalifornianonprofits.org or call Amie McClellan, NorCAN steering committee chair, at 707-223-3063.