ADRP International Stewardship Awards

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  |  Innovation

Show off your organization's successes and apply below!

A fee of $25 will be charged for each entry. Each category will be judged by an independent group of 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. 


Applications 

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 innovative programming, and you will be acknowledged as an influential thought leader in donor relations and stewardship.

Nominations are now closed. Thank you for participating!

Note: International Stewardship Awards committee members cannot submit applications from their institutions for awards while they are serving on the committee.  As well, Board members should not submit their own work for awards.  


Awards Details and Submission Guidelines

Review the application details below for the different awards categories.

Events

Who Should Apply?

Organizations that pulled off a distinct, creative, and exciting event that engaged donors and helped showcase donor impact.

Application Criteria: 

  • Event size
  • Event type
  • Budget
  • Target event audience
  • Purpose of event
  • What made this event special? How was it above and beyond the traditional event?
  • View application questions

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Impact Reporting

Who Should Apply:

Anyone that created an impact report that deepened affinity, brought the donor closer to your mission, or generated a response above and beyond prior correspondence. This could be print, digital, or a combination. The report could be for a single donor or a wide audience – or anything in between! We would love to hear what resonated with your supporters.

Application Criteria

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Digital Communications

Who Should Apply:

Have you found an exceptional (new, unique, or tried and true) digital avenue to express impact and gratitude? We would love to hear what you were able to accomplish in this area. It could have been created for a single donor or many – the possibilities in this area are endless.

Application Criteria:

Video

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

Other

  • List the organizational/institutional goals associated with this communication (i.e. intended audience(s), how you assessed success of communication, etc.)
  • Budget
  • Describe what is exceptional 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
  • View application questions

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Innovation

Who Should Apply:

Organizations that have implemented a new and innovative program that engaged donors. This is anything out of the box. We know without a doubt that submissions in this category will be both awe-inspiring and unique!

Application Criteria:

  • List of organizational/institutional goals associated with this program (i.e. intended audience(s), how you assessed success of the program, etc.)
  • Budget
  • 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
  • View application questions

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2022 ADRP International Stewardship Awards Committee

Co-Chairs
Kimberly Johnson, Children's Medical Center Foundation
Dena Scott, Utah Valley University

Members
Kelley Board, Austin Peay State University
Mandy Carlson, Family Service Association of the Redlands
Jamie M. Dixon, UC Davis Health
Brittany Hoffman-Smith, Syracuse University
Katy Galli-Kreps, University of California, Berkeley 
Nancy Masterson-Newkirk, Rutgers University-Newark
Paige Morris, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Virginia Roe, McGill University

Board Liaison
Marion Johnson, Women's College Hospital Foundation