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by the AFRDS


Meet Irene. She's the driving force behind your school's most successful fall fundraiser. She's the parent who always steps forward when the class needs a "room mom." She's the first one to arrive on the morning of the fall festival and, she's probably the last one to leave. She's always willing to lend a helping hand. She always has an extra hour in her schedule to spend reading in classrooms. Irene is a workhorse. There's no way to repay her for all of her efforts. But you can let her and others know how you feel in a way that'll make her - and your organization - feel warm and fuzzy all over. The Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers (AFRDS) would like to help you say "thanks" to Irene and others like her. Every fall and spring AFRDS will recognize a parent or student volunteer who is making a difference in the lives of others - at school, at church, or in their community.

How It Works

If you have an "Irene" in your organization, tell us about her - or him - in 500 words or less. He or she must be at least 16 years old with a demonstrated commitment to serving your non-profit organization through volunteer activities which must include (but may not be limited to) fundraising through product sales. All nominees will be listed on the AFRDS web site (www.afrds.org). In addition, one volunteer will be selected (by a panel of AFRDS members) and recognized with: 1) a special profile on the AFRDS web site which will include excerpts from the written nomination; and 2) a special certificate along with a $1000 check made payable to the school or non-profit organization served by the nominee.

Important Information

To be considered, all entries must contain the following information:

  • the name of the individual that you are nominating;
  • a description (500 words or less) of the volunteer service/s provided by this individual and why they stand out for their service and deserve to be recognized;
  • your name, affiliation and phone number where you can be reached during the day;
  • a daytime phone number where the nominee can be reached; and
  • the name and mailing address of the school or non-profit organization for which this person serves as volunteer.

Submit your nominations by mail or e-mail to:

Volunteer Spotlight
c/o AFRDS
5775-G Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Email: afrds@kellencompany.com
You may also submit your nomination through the AFRDS web site: http://www.afrds.org/
View The Best Volunteer Nominees

What's the timing?

FALL 2001:
Nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed on or before December 1, 2001. Winners will be announced 30 days after the deadline.

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About the Author:

This article is from the Spring 2001 issue of the Fundraising Edge, an online publication of the Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers, and is reprinted with permission. Visit their web site at http://www.afrds.org/ for more information and a look at the complete issues of the Fundraising Edge.


The Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers will provide a complimentary list of members offering fundraising products and services in your particular state, along with a checklist for evaluating fundraising companies. To order, write to: "Fundraising Checklist-Fund$Raiser" c/o AFRDS, 5775-G Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. Be sure to let them know you heard about them from the Fund$Raiser Cyberzine.



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