Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Chapter Award

Below is the online nomination form for the Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Chapter Award.

The deadline to submit nominations is November 30, 2018.

The is named for the 1992-1993 AFP Chair Charles R. Stephens, CFRE, and recognizes his efforts in bringing AFP’s diversity programs to the forefront.

The Charles Stephens Award honors the year’s most outstanding demonstration of leadership, creativity and initiative in building diversity in membership or programming by AFP chapters. The award is designed both to recognize achievement and to promote the sharing of ideas among AFP chapters and nonprofit organizations.

Diversity and Inclusion
AFP defines “diversity” as the seeking and achieving of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures. Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission.
Diversity and inclusion are one of the key pillars in the AFP Strategic Plan for 2017-2019: Promote Inclusion and Expand Influence. From the plan:

  • Engage diverse nonprofit and chapter leaders in creating an AFP vision and core principles for diversity and inclusion.
  • Create a welcoming environment for diverse fundraising professionals.
  • Broaden AFP’s role as an influencer, building on our skills, expertise, and the strength and impact of our chapters, members, volunteers, and strategic partners
  • Eligibility & Judging Factors
    (Note: The maximum number of words for the entire nomination is 2,000. This includes text for ALL of the criteria. Nominators are free to divide the words for each criterion however they like, but the total word count should not exceed 2,000.)

    Nominee/Nominator Information

    By submitting this form, I DO CERTIFY that the above-named chapter is hereby nominated for this AFP Award. I further authorize AFP to publicize this information for use by other AFP chapters in whatever way AFP may consider appropriate.

    In addition, by submitting this form, I further certify that this award is being submitted on behalf of an AFP chapter, or if submitted by an individual, that the nominee has the support and endorsement of an AFP chapter.

    Please note: If you experience any issues completing this online form, you can send the required information via email to Thank you.